Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have been famous for wearing a different jersey for a specific ocassion. We have seen RCB wearing a different jersey other than their standard red jersey for a particular campaign or awareness. We are all set to see RCB players wear a blue jersey this time around. RCB will don a blue jersey for their upcoming match. They are doing this as a tribute to COVID frontline workers, who have spent the last year wearing PPE kits while leading the fight against the pandemic. RCB is also set to provide financial support to India’s healthcare infrastructure.


RCB will also auction the signed blue jersey from the upcoming game and donate the money raised from the auction. It will be donated to the healthcare support in the country. This is an absolutely noble and praise worthy effort by RCB as the second wave of COVID-19 has made it difficult and it has been the frontline workers who have been serving the nation. “What’s happening in our country with the spread of the COVID virus is deeply concerning. We as a franchise over the past week have had focused discussions on how we can help at the ground level and assist frontline workers in these dire times.” Said RCB skipper Virat Kohli. Kohli also said that “RCB has identified key areas in which immediate help is required in healthcare infrastructure related to Oxygen support and will be making a financial contribution in this regard. RCB is going the sporting a special blue jersey in one of the upcoming matches with key messaging on our match kits to pay respect and show solidarity for our frontline workers who have spent the majority of last year wearing PPE kits and leading the fight against the pandemic. RCB will also auction all signed player jerseys from this game to raise money and add to or earlier financial contribution supporting healthcare infrastructure”


The blue jerseys will carry important healthcare messages. Virat Kohli also urged Indian citizens to get vaccinated at the earliest opportunity. As mentioned earlier, this isn’t the first time that RCB will be wearing a different jersey. RCB use to wear a green jersey for one match in every season as it was a part of their “Go Green” initiative. Meanwhile, India has reported closw to 3 lakh new new COVID-19 cases  in the last 24 hours. India has been severely impacted by the second wave of COVID-19 as per the latest update by Union Health Ministry on Sunday. RCB is currently placed third with 10 points in the IPL points table and will now lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Monday. The match will be played at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on Monday and RCB will be wearing their blue jersey in this match.

By Arvind Krishnan

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