IPL 2020: Why Rajasthan Royals are being trolled for their jersey?
First Published 27, Sep 2020, 4:39 PM
Rajasthan Royals are the one-time champions of the Indian Premier League, having won the title during the inaugural edition in 2008. They had won the title under the leadership and mentorship of Shane Warne and have generally been associated with the colour blue.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) are one of the champion teams on the Indian Premier League (IPL). They had won the title back in 2008, during the inaugural edition, as they had beat Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the final.
However, since then, they have not been as impressive. Also, being suspended for two seasons, owing to the corruption charges against their management, did considerable damage to their reputation.
Representing the state of Rajasthan, the team is based in the capital city of Jaipur, which is commonly known as the 'pink city'. However, RR had surprisingly chosen the colour blue since the opening season.
Nonetheless, in the next few years, they occasionally wore a pink jersey, as a part of a breast cancer awareness campaign. Meanwhile, it was since 2019 when they entirely switched to pink, along with a mild shade of blue in it.
However, their jersey for the ongoing season has been a topic of entertainment for most of the fans. The jersey is mostly pink, with a shade of blue in the neck, shoulder and chest region.
Following the launch of the jersey, some fans found it funny, while a few compared it to a digestive medicinal syrup, Digene. The colour of the bottle of the syrup happens to be the same as of RR's jersey. This very comparison drew some memes on social media.
Nevertheless, the side has not paid much attention to it, as they are off to a flying start in the ongoing season. They beat three-time champions CSK in their opening encounter.
RR take on Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in their next game on Sunday, in Sharjah. As of now, they are placed in the fourth spot of the 2020 tournament table.