'Billion Cheers jersey': BCCI unveils Team India's new kit for T20 World Cup
The BCCI on Wednesday unveiled a brand new jersey which the Indian cricket team will be sporting at the T20 World Cup.
BCCI announced on Wednesday the new jerseys that the Indian cricket team will wear in the T20 World Cup. The new jersey is called "Billion Cheers Jersey" and it replaces the 1992 World Cup jersey that the team has been wearing since the end of 2020.
"Show the Billion Cheers jersey! The pattern on the jersey was inspired by billions of cheers from fans," BCCI tweeted, and uploaded photos of KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah wearing the new jerseys.
The jersey was launched by MPL Sports, the official jersey sponsor of the Indian Cricket Team. "This is not just a team, they are the pride of India. This is not just a jersey, it is the blessing of one billion fans. Get ready to cheer for the Indian team," it tweeted.
The new jersey uses a dark blue pattern, which replaced the traditional navy blue in December last year. It was during the Indian tour to Australia that the Indian cricket team wore a jersey very similar to India's 1992 World Cup jersey, with blue, green, red and white stripes.
Last month, ICC launched the T20 World Cup National Anthem composed by Bollywood Music Director Amit Trivedi. The national anthem is an animated form, and young fans all over the world are keen on T20 cricket. It includes an animated avatar of India captain Virat Kohli, who leads the player team and joins West Indies captain Kieron Pollard, Australian all-around player Glenn Maxwell and Afghan spinner Rashid Khan.