Broad reacts to Team India’s new jersey on Instagram
Cricket is the most-watched sport in India. The fans have been following the bat-ball game for decades and have witnessed teams sporting different team jerseys from time to time. Recently, Team India gave vintage vibes to their supporters with retro style jersey for the limited-overs series against Australia.
Team India led by Virat Kohli donned the retro style jersey during the first ODI against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. Indian cricketers looked great in the jersey. However, some fans trolled the Board of Control for Cricket in India after they found out that there was no tri-colour in the new-look jersey.
Plenty of fans from every nook and corner of the cricket fraternity appreciated the design, style and colour of the jersey. Meanwhile, veteran England fast bowler Stuart Broad has come up with a special compliment for Team India for their new-look jersey. Broad has reacted to the jersey on India’s Instagram post.
India players who sported their ’92 style jersey in the ongoing Australia ODIs lost the opener by 66 runs. However, prior to the ODIs, Team India shared candid pictures of their new retro-style jersey with the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, T Natarajan, Shreyas Iyer, etc. showing off the retro style jersey, in what looked quite similar to that of the cricket team during the 1992 World Cup.
Australia take 1-0 lead in the ODI series:-
The hosts unleashed true potential when they played against India in the ODI opener in Sydney. Steven Smith was the pick of the batsmen as he scored 105 off 66 deliveries including 11 fours and 4 sixes. Aaron Finch scored a century as well while David Warner scored 69 and Maxwell scored 45 off 19 as Australia post 374/6 in their quota of 50 overs.
In response, India ended up at 308/8. Hardik Pandya was the top-performer for India as he scored 90 off 76 balls whereas Shikhar Dhawan scored 74 off 86. Shami was the pick of the bowlers for India as he accounted for three dismissals. Adam Zampa was the pick of the bowlers for Australia as he picked 4 wickets while Josh Hazlewood picked 3 wickets. The second ODI will be played tomorrow at the same venue.
“Got enough time to prepare. Don’t think there can be any excuses. Probably the first long game we’ve played in a while, been playing T20 cricket. Probably that’s something that can have an effect. Body language wasn’t great after around 25 overs. If you don’t take your chances against a top-quality opposition they’ll make you pay.
Unfortunately, Hardik is not fit enough to bowl, and we don’t have other allround options to pick from either, someone like Stoinis or Maxwell. From the batting point of view, we had a chat briefly now. All the batsmen committed to it which is why you saw us playing with intent.
I think we gave ourselves the best chance. Hardik’s innings was the best example of that. As a batting unit we committed nicely to positive cricket and we are going to do that in the future as well,” Virat Kohli said at the post-match presentation.