With just two weeks left for the 2023 ICC World Cup, Adidas, the official kit sponsor of the Indian team, has unveiled the jersey for the Men in Blue.
On Wednesday (September 20), Adidas launched the jersey through a video anthem created for the Indian team for the World Cup. The anthem, aptly titled “3 ka dream”, serves as a testament to India’s relentless pursuit of their third men’s ODI World Cup.
Adidas came on board as the Indian cricket team’s kit sponsor in May earlier this year, taking over from “Killer”, the previous sponsor. The Indian men’s team donned their first Adidas jerseys during the World Test Championship final against Australia in June. The 2023 men’s ODI World Cup is the second ICC tournament where the Indian men’s team will wear Adidas jerseys.
So what’s new in India’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 kit?
There was a major change to the jersey that India wore in the recently-concluded Asia Cup. The three white stripes over the shoulder have been replaced by India’s vibrant tri-colour. The jerseys that Rohit, Kohli and others were seen wearing in the video had orange, white and green stripes on the shoulder.
The other major change has been the number of stars on the chest. The jersey boasts two stars positioned above the BCCI logo, symbolizing India’s victorious campaigns in the ODI World Cup – first in 1983 and then in 2011. These stars serve as a source of immense pride, serving as a vivid reminder to Team India’s remarkable cricketing achievements on the global stage.
Apart from this, Team India has named their World Cup campaign as ‘3 Ka Dream,’ which roughly translates to “the dream of 3.” Here, the number 3 symbolizes India’s dream of securing their third ODI World Cup victory. This campaign reflects the team’s determination and aspiration to etch their name in cricketing history once again.
As cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the commencement of the ICC World Cup 2023, the unveiling of Team India’s jersey adds an extra layer of excitement and anticipation to this grand sporting spectacle. With the nation’s hopes pinned on their cricketing heroes, the Men in Blue are all set to embark on a journey to realize the dream of ‘3 Ka Dream.’