BIRMINGHAM – India skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday unveiled the orange-and-dark-blue jersey that the team will wear in their World Cup match against England in Birmingham.
Blue has been Indian cricket’s dominant colour since the advent of coloured clothing, but Kohli, known for his fashion sense, was impressed by the new kit for Sunday’s match at Edgbaston.
“I quite like it. I think it’s right up there. For me, it will be an eight (out of 10). Honestly, I am not saying that for the sake of it,” Kohli said at his pre-match press conference.
“The contrast is good, the fit is great. For one game, it’s fine. But I don’t think permanently we will be heading in that direction, because blue is our colour and we are very proud to wear that.”
Eight of the 10 nations at the World Cup have an alternate kit in case of a colour clash, and England also wear light blue, hence the switch.