After the Indian cricket team’s official kit for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup was unveiled on 13 October, the jersey was displayed on one of the world’s most famous skyscrapers, the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said that the Indian cricket team enjoys worldwide support, and there could be no better way to celebrate the enthusiasm of their fans.
Sharing a video of the historic moment, BCCI said on Twitter: “The unveiling of the Team India World Cup jersey gets bigger and better with the launch at the iconic Burj Khalifa.”
India will begin their campaign with a blockbuster clash against Pakistan at the mega event on October 24. The Virat Kohli-led side will be seen wearing new gear in their practice matches against England and Australia. The BCCI on Wednesday officially unveiled the jersey.
While the T20 World Cup will take place in the United Arab Emirates and Oman, India still remains the official host. The tournament was earlier scheduled to be held in India but was shifted to the Middle East due to the Covid-19 pandemic and monsoon season in the country.
India and Pakistan have faced each other five times in the T20 World Cup. India has emerged victorious on all five occasions.
Since India and Pakistan do not play each other except at ICC events or multi-nation competitions such as the Asia Cup, this sparring fight has gained prominence due to its rarity.
India and Pakistan are in the same group with New Zealand, Afghanistan and two qualifiers yet to be decided in the T20 World Cup starting October 17.