‘Men in Blue’ won’t ‘Bleed Blue’ like they always do, but ‘#BleedOrange’ for the first time as the hashtag going viral on Twitter proved after images of India’s new jersey were unveiled on Friday. Indian Captain Virat Kohli officially presented the team's away jersey in the front of the media for the first time on Saturday. The 30-year-old had a quirky reaction during the unveiling as he quipped that it felt as if he had come to dry the jersey.
Ahead of the crucial World Cup encounter against hosts England on Sunday, Virat Kohli attended a press conference in Birmingham, the venue for the clash. After taking on questions from the media, Kohli posed with the new jersey, displaying the back side bearing ‘Virat 18’ and ‘One Day 4 Children’, a UNICEF initiative for children, which the ICC Cricket World Cup has tied up with.
After the completion of the photo-op, the star batsman quipped, “Aisa laga raha hai sukhane laya hu.”
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During the media interaction, Kohli also said, "I quite like the kit. It fits well. I would rate the new jersey eight 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.
Kohli and other members of the team had happily shared the delight of wearing their new jersey.