Indian skipper Virat Kohli has shared his first open views on the new Team India Orange jersey.
"I quite like the kit. It fits well. I would rate the new jersey eight out of ten", said Kohli responding to a reporters question about how much would he rate the new kit out of ten.
" I think the orange blue kit is a nice and smart one. For one match its very good. I don't think it is going to head in that direction because blue has always been our colour and we are proud to wear it", he said during the press briefing ahead of India's next game against England at Edgbaston, Birmingham, referring to a controversy that has sprung over the significance of the jersey's colour.
Virat Kohli took to Twitter to share a picture of himself donning India's newly revealed orange jersey. The orange jersey was unveiled on Friday after much wait and speculation. Take a look at the skipper's
The newly revealed India's orange jersey has invited a lot of debate and speculation ever since its first look was leaked on the internet, with political parties attempting to politicize the new kit. However, the Indian cricket team did not divulge into the details of the new 'away' jersey, keeping themselves away from the controversy.
Political parties such as the Congress, the Samajwadi Party, and the Nationalist Congress Party called it an attempt by the BJP to 'saffronize' the Indian cricket team, by forcing them to wear the orange coloured jersey.
As per news agency ANI, ICC has said that colour options were given to BCCI and they chose what they felt went best with the colour combination. The whole idea is to be different as England also wears the same shade of blue as India. The design is taken from India’s old T20 jersey which had orange in it.