RCB will wear a special blue Jersey during their opening match against KKR in the second leg of the IPL 2021 on September 20 in Abu Dhabi. They will ear a blue jersey to pay tribute to all the front-line workers for their services during these testing COVID-19 times. The blue color of the jersey resembles the color of the PPE kits wore by the front line workers.
The RCB squad was initially going to don the blue jersey on May 3 during their clash with KKR in Ahmadabad. However the franchise couldn’t implement their vision as the tournament was called off before the start of their fixture due to rising COVID-19 cases in the team bio-bubbles.
“What’s happening in our country with the spread of the COVID-19 virus is deeply concerning. We as a franchise over the past week have had focused discussions on how we can help at the ground level and assist front-line workers in these dire times.”
“RCB has identified key areas in which immediate help is required in healthcare infrastructure related to Oxygen support and will be making a financial contribution in this regard,” Virat Kohli had said in a video released in May
Apart from wearing blue jerseys, RCB franchise is also planning to make a financial contribution in the ongoing fight against COVID-19. Their blue jersey have a message inscribed on it which appeals people to follow safety regulations recommended by health professionals.
RCB Releases a Video of Players donning their Blue Jersey
The franchise released a video in which the players were seen donning their special blue jersey. In the video the players were talking about the importance of the kit. AB De Villiers, Sachin Baby, Navdeep Saini and Devdutt Padikkal are seen in the video wearing the new blue jersey.
In the video released AB De Villiers said, “Over the years you’ve seen us wear a green jersey for a special environmental cause. But this year, you’ll see us wearing blue jerseys, matching the color of PPE kits that the front-line warriors are wearing throughout the pandemic.”
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