October 10, 2011

Offbeat

Three-star treatment for India

Nikita Bastian

After a winless, demoralising tour of England, India’s cricketers might need a little reminding that they lifted a World Cup only a few months ago, right? Well, their kit sponsors have it covered. Starting with the one-day series against England, which begins in Hyderabad on October 14, India will wear jerseys with three stars positioned above the BCCI logo. The stars denote India’s three landmark victories – the 1983 and 2011 50-overs World Cups and the 2007 World Twenty20.

Of course, some players have shown their appreciation for the gesture. “I feel really proud, for me the three stars on the jersey represent what the Indian team is today and how much they have achieved,” batsman Virat Kohli was quoted as saying in DNA India. “I feel really honoured to be a part of a team that has won three World Cups.”

Nikita Bastian is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

RSS Feeds: Nikita Bastian

Keywords: Offbeat

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.