The new Jersey of the Indian cricket team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 was launched by sporting apparel giants Nike last Friday. The jersey was launched in the presence of Indian men and women’s team captains Virat Kohli and Harmanpreet Kaur. Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni was also present at the event along with Ajinkya Rahane and young sensations Prithvi Shaw and Jemimah Rodrigues.
Both MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli weighed in on the new Team India jersey launched last week ahead of the ODI series against Australia. Kohli and Dhoni, who are style icons both on and off the field, were all praises for the jersey labeling it as ‘futuristic’. The two giants of Indian cricket were really positive about the new fit and felt really good about the new design and the comfortable fabric.
“What I really love about the new jersey is the fabric. You know you may have different designs or everything but ultimately it’s the fabric that makes you feel really comfortable. As of now wearing it, makes you feel so comfortable, it makes you feel like you literally are not wearing anything.. it does not wear you down. I am just hoping it stays like that on the field. How they have put on the two-tone colour and it’s a futuristic design. I have been told it has been designed keeping in mind the future. I was just joking that coming from a 38-year-old, it sounds funny but I like the design.. It’s slightly different to what we are used to…This has a dual tone…it looks very different to what we have seen,” Dhoni said, speaking of the new jersey.
“We wanted it to be sleek, obviously,” Kohli told bcci.tv. “It has to look a certain way when you are playing international cricket. An athlete has to look a certain way in their playing kits and jerseys.. so the designing bit was more to do with that but I think in terms of practicality and fit and feel of the jersey, we wanted it to be really light which the fabric is. It feels great on the skin, it’s breathable and it feels light, much lighter compared to the last one. And it’s much more comfortable on the body as well. The last one was snug in places but this one is perfect to move around in and it’s much more stretchable than the last one,” Kohli said, speaking of the new jersey.
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