We’re not aware what colours we will be wearing against England, says India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun
India's away jersey has been the point of discussion for quite some time now.
India’s away jersey for the game against England is making the headlines ever since it has been revealed. It is dominated by the Orange colour with the collar only in blue. The different versions of India’s away jersey has been making the rounds on social media since the World Cup has begun. However, a rough look was out on Wednesday and it has created a ruckus.
However, when asked about the same to India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun, he played down the controversy and cleared that they are just focussing on the match against the Windies to be played on Thursday. He also cleared that the team is not aware of the outfit they are going to wear on Sunday in Birmingham.
“To be very honest, we aren’t aware what colours we will be wearing, we haven’t given any thought to it. Our focus is on tomorrow’s match. We bleed blue,” Bharat Arun said in the pre-match press conference.
Politicians not happy with the Orange jersey
Interestingly, the orange colour jersey has been opposed by the Congress and Samajwadi Party (SP) leaders claiming that the BJP Government has played its part in selecting the colour. “Modi ji wants to saffronise the entire country. A Muslim was the one who designed the Indian Tricolour. There are other colours in the Tricolour, why choose only orange? It will be better if their jersey is based on the Tricolour,” SP MLA Abu Azmi was quoted as saying by India Today.
Even the Congress MLA Naseem Khan reverberated similar words accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of playing the saffron politics. He was of the opinion that the tricolour should be respected. “Ever since the Modi government has come to power, it has been playing saffron politics. The Tricolour should be respected and national harmony should be promoted. This government wants to saffronise everything,” Khan added.