The jersey that got everyone talking about

The Indian cricket team's fan-inspired jersey for the 2018 T20 World Cup was released on Wednesday, days before the country kicks off its campaign with a much-anticipated match against arch-rivals Pakistan in Dubai. The BCCI presented a brand new jersey for the Indian cricket team to wear at the T20 World Cup on Wednesday. The team has been wearing the 'Billion Cheers Jersey' since late 2020, replacing its 1992 World Cup pattern-like jersey.

"Presenting the Billion Cheers Jersey!” The patterns on the jersey are inspired by the billion cheers of the fans," the BCCI tweeted while uploading an image of KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, and Jasprit Bumrah wearing the new jerseys proudly.

MPL Sports, the Indian cricket team's official kit sponsor, has unveiled the jersey and claimed this isn't just a team; they represent the pride of India. This is more than just a jersey; it's the blessing of a billion people. The MPL Sports claimed this is the first time in the history of India that fans have been remembered on a jersey. It portrayed their support and enthusiasm from the past matches and evolved into this sound wave-like design.

The new kit maintains the dark blue pattern that was introduced in December of last year, replacing the usual navy blue. The Indian cricket team wore a kit that was very similar to India's 1992 World Cup jersey, featuring blue, green, red, and white stripes, during their tour of Australia.

The ICC debuted the T20 World Cup anthem, written by Bollywood music director Amit Trivedi, earlier this month. The anthem is animated and features young cricket enthusiasts from throughout the world. It showcases an animated avatar of India skipper Virat Kohli, who leads a squad of players that includes Kieron Pollard of the West Indies, Glenn Maxwell of Australia, and Rashid Khan of Afghanistan.