If you want to know the recent news of IPL 2021, let us tell you that RCB currently ranks 3rd on the list. They have a victory of 5 games among 7 matches, making them a formidable candidate to beat this year. They will resume their IPL journey on 20th September 2021 for the second phase of the tournament, and this time they will face the KKR.
Why The Sudden Change In Jersey Colour?
RCB to wear Blue Jersey v KKR on 20th
We at RCB are honoured to sport the Blue kit, that resembles the colour of the PPE kits of the frontline warriors, to pay tribute to their invaluable service while leading the fight against the Covid pandemic.#PlayBold #1Team1Fight pic.twitter.com/r0NPBdybAS
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 14, 2021
RCB was giving a fantastic performance so far in the IPL 2021 with their red jersey. But, for the KKR match in 2021, they will be showcasing their light-blue jersey. Of course, it is a given that the entire team will look quite charming in this soothing color, but why did they decide to change it all of a sudden?
Well, that’s because during the first phase of IPL 2021, RCB captain Virat Kohli suggested that they will be supporting the frontline workers of the Covid pandemic. Since the PPE kit that the doctors and nurses are wearing is of light-blue color, the team will wear the same-colored jersey to honor them. Even the jerseys will also have ‘My Covid Heroes’ written on the back, so you can imagine how much the team wants to support the pandemic fighters.
But, this is not the first time the Kohli-led team changed their jersey color. They also changed their jersey color from red to green to support the ‘Go Green’ initiative in 2011. Since then, the team has been wearing the green jersey at least once in the entire IPL season.
RCB’s Support Lies Beyond The Changing Of Jersey Colour
Our version of Dude With Sign. 😎
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 15, 2021
Virat Kohli did not only decide between supporting the frontline Covid workers by changing his jersey color. He agreed that the RCB franchise would also give a financial contribution to uplift the healthcare infrastructure in Bengaluru and other cities of the nation. His main motive is to improve the condition of Oxygen support in the Bengaluru hospitals.
RCB has also collaborated with the non-profit charity house, ‘Give India Foundation,’ to offer 100 units of Oxygen concentrators in Bengaluru hospitals and also in other cities. The RCB franchise has been active from the start of the pandemic. Their parent company ‘Diageo’ provided ₹75 Crores to support the fast-declining hospitality sector, and they also made over 3 Lakh liters of sanitizers.
What We Think
Kohli has recently joined the RCB back after completing India’s England tour. He is looking forward to this season of IPL and can’t wait to beat the KKR to take one step closer to the final playoffs. They are currently tied on the 3rd spot with the two-timed champion, CSK. Kohli said:
“I am very excited to see them with the whole group at practice & very excited to resume a very good season that we started last time around.”