Nike release India T20 Jersey
With the T20 Cricket World Cup coming up next month in Sri Lanka team kits are beginning to be released. Today was the turn of sportswear giants Nike to reveal India’s latest jersey.
A familiar light blue shirt featuring a tricolour Indian flag that paints a swathe across the left half of the jersey, Indian cricketers will now literally wear the Indian “flag on their sleeve”.
“Once I wear the national jersey, I automatically know that I have to give my best,” said Virender Sehwag. “Having the national flag’s colours close to the heart is a good idea. After all, someone like me, who plays from the heart, will only feel better for it.”
The T20 jersey, which is made from the equivalent of eight P. E. T bottles, is 45% lighter than the current Indian kit. “We’re going to be playing T20s at home, in South India, and in Sri Lanka, where even when you bat 15-20 minutes and hit a couple of boundaries you break into a sweat. Any help we can get is welcome,” said Sehwag.