Five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians on Saturday unveiled their new jersey for the upcoming season of the mega event. The new outfit captures the composition of the 5 basic elements of the Universe - Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Sky, each signifying the essence of the defending champions.
"These elements hold an astronomical essence as the building blocks of the human body, each signifying power of the Universe. The jersey reflects how Mumbai Indians has been built over the years resonating Stability, Cohesion, Confidence, Compassion, and Exploration as signified on the jersey by Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Sky respectively. Each of the five values have contributed to the five titles of Mumbai Indians and the jersey highlights their significance for each campaign," said Mumbai Indians in a press release.
Mumbai Indians start off their 2021 IPL campaign with a game against Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 9. Before the mega event kicks off, let's have a look at the side's new signings.
Mumbai Indians' new signings
Mumbai Indians have done some good additions during the 2021 IPL auction. They roped in New Zealand pacer Adam Milne for INR 3.2 crore and re-signed Australia all-rounder and one of their key players Nathan Coulter-Nile for INR 5 crore. Piyush Chawla also got added into the squad for INR 2.4 crore, while James Neesham has been included for INR 50 lakh.
What caught the limelight was the addition of Arjun Tendulkar, son of legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who also used to represent Mumbai Indians in his playing days. Arjun was roped in at his base price of INR 20 lakh. Other names to join the five-time IPL champions are Yudhvir Singh (INR 20 lakh) and Marco Jensen (INR 20 lakh).