Royal Challengers Bangalore will play in a 'Special Blue' jersey in one of their upcoming matches to pay respect to all the front-line heroes fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic. The franchise announced the news on social media through a video, wherein RCB skipper Virat Kohli shares a heartfelt message with fans.
There will also be key messages on the RCB match kit. The franchise also posted a picture of Virat Kohli sporting the new blue jersey. RCB's tweet read, “This season RCB is going to be sporting a special Blue jersey in 1 of the upcoming matches with key messaging on the match kit to pay our respect & show solidarity to all the front line heroes who have spent last year wearing PPE kits & leading the fight against the pandemic."
Here's the Official Announcement:
India set another daily record rise of cases, with 392,459 new infections. There were also 3,684 new deaths, the country's highest daily toll since the pandemic began, according to the health ministry data.
In addition to wearing the jersey, RCB will also auction all the signed player jerseys from this game to raise money for supporting healthcare infrastructure related to oxygen support. The severity of the second wave of infections has caused a lot of concern with India’s health infrastructure coming under a lot of strain.
Royal Challengers Bangalore has been in top form this season compared to their past seasons. They are second in the points table after seven matches. The major worry during previous editions has been taken care of by the management as they have strengthened their middle order with the addition of Glenn Maxwell. RCB take on struggling Kolkata Knight Riders in their upcoming encounter on Monday in Ahmedabad.