ICC World Cup 2023: Tricolor Wonder On Indian Jersey, Netizens Call It A Masterstroke

The ICC World Cup 2023, just two weeks away, has cricket enthusiasts worldwide buzzing with anticipation. Adding a dash of excitement to the build-up, the International Cricket Council (ICC) recently unveiled the official anthem for this edition of the World Cup, set to be hosted in India. Titled ‘Dil Jashn Bole,’ the anthem, however, received mixed reactions on social media.

Not to be outdone, Adidas, India’s kit partners, orchestrated their musical tribute to the Indian cricket team. Their anthem, titled “Impossible Nahi Ye Sapna, 3 Ka Dream Hai Apna” (Translation: This dream is not impossible; it’s our dream of the third ODI World Cup), resonates with India’s aspiration to clinch the coveted ODI World Cup for the third time.

India’s ODI World Cup journey has been a roller-coaster ride, with moments etched in cricketing history. Kapil Dev’s iconic leadership propelled India to their maiden ODI World Cup triumph in 1983. Nearly three decades later, the indomitable spirit of MS Dhoni ended India’s long wait with their second ODI World Cup victory in 2011. Sandwiched between these victories, India clinched another World Cup in 2007, albeit in the T20 format.

The Adidas anthem capabilities a celebrity-studded ensemble forged, along with India’s captain Rohit Sharma, cricketing icon Virat Kohli, vice-captain Hardik Pandya, the promising younger expertise Shubman Gill, tempo sensations Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur, the versatile Ravindra Jadeja, and the spin maestro Kuldeep Yadav. Together, they represent India’s willpower to realize the dream of triumphing the ODI World Cup for the third time.

“Impossible nahi yeh sapna, #3kaDream hai apna” (This dream is not impossible; it’s our dream of the third ODI World Cup), the BCCI tweeted. This catchphrase encapsulates the aspirations of a cricket-loving nation that eagerly awaits its team’s quest for World Cup glory.

The anthem video carries a powerful message and offers a glimpse of India’s World Cup jersey. A significant change is evident India’s tricolor has replaced the three white stripes that adorned the shoulder in the recently concluded Asia Cup. The jerseys worn by Rohit, Kohli, and the others in the video now bear the orange, white, and green stripes on the shoulder.

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This alteration resonated with netizens, who hailed it as a masterstroke. The tricolor added a new dimension to India’s World Cup jersey, symbolizing the pride and unity of the nation.

Another notable change in India’s World Cup jersey is the absence of the Dream 11 logo. ICC regulations stipulate that only the team’s name should appear in the center of the jersey during World Cup events. This adjustment ensures a clean and uniform look for all participating teams.

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