Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are gearing up for the resumption of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE from September 19. The franchise had a great outing during the first half wherein they managed to win five games which have enabled them to sit third on the points table. It was bowlers who stood up to be counted and supported their batters.
Naturally, the franchise will look to carry forward the same momentum in the UAE leg and hope to finally win the elusive maiden trophy. RCB skipper Virat Kohli and pacer Mohammed Siraj have reached Dubai on Sunday (12 September) and have joined the rest of the squad members. The team will kick off their UAE leg proceedings by playing a match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on September 20.
But the players will not sport their regular red jersey and instead, don the blue jersey to pay a tribute of sorts to the frontline workers for their thankless service during the COVID-19 pandemic. RCB took to their official Twitter account to share the update and posted a video for the same.
“We at RCB are honored to sport the Blue kit, that resembles the color of the PPE kits of the frontline warriors, to pay tribute to their invaluable service while leading the fight against the Covid pandemic,” read their tweet.
RCB were supposed to wear the blue jersey during the first half of IPL but, the suspension of the IPL on May 04 put their plans on the backburner. But with a resumption of the league, the Kohli-led franchise has decided to start things off by giving a fitting tribute to the COVID-19 warriors.