According to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), sportswear giant and sponsor of Team India, Nike has created “the most innovative team kit” in consultation with the players. The new team kit was incorporated w.e.f. 15 January in the Paytm ODI Trophy against England.
BCCI on 12th January, said the game of cricket has evolved and consequently the requirements and preparations have changed as well. The designer team of Nike India discussed all the parameters which are crucial on the field while playing the game. Players and team staff talked about their requirements and tried to understand their needs and then came up with an “innovative team kit”.
“Nike’s Team India jersey embodies the spirit of self-belief,” according to the Indian cricket board.
Key Features Of The New Jersey
- 4D Quickness-This feature provides multi-directional and multi-dimensional stretch for quickness along with tuned breathability that helps with temperature regulation to keep athletes cool.
- Zero Distraction-It minimizes distractions and maintains performance.
- Tuned Mobility
What Players Have To Say About It ?
Former Indian Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said “The game has been evolving over the years and the need to have kits that are designed to suit the modern game has always been the priority for the team management and Nike.
Features like the 4D quickness and Zero distractions will definitely help the team on the field.”
India captain Virat Kohli said sport and life should be treated same way. He said, “We have always been told to treat life and sport differently, which is very wrong. On the field, we are encouraged to take risks but then in life you need to be safe! It’s a huge gap that needs to be bridged. Cricket has taught me everything I know about life. “I truly believe that sport helps shape your character as an individual; all you need is to believe in yourself. The self-belief that I learnt on the field makes me believe that I accomplish anything on or off the field.”
Indian women T20 team’s skipper Harmanpreet Kaur shared her story as she said, “I started playing cricket with the boys and I loved the sport from the first time I held a bat. People didn’t want me to play cricket, they said you don’t have a future in it. Surrendering under pressure I attended a hockey camp but that just reinstated my love for cricket.
“I believed I could play for the Indian team one day; but first I needed to play in a women’s team to get noticed. The biggest struggle was to get 11 girls on the field to make a team; I remember even coaching the girls at every practice session.”
Here’s the Official Tweet from BCCI’s twitter handle.
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