'To be very honest we are not even aware of what colours we're going to be wearing. So we have not given any thought to that. And all our focus is on the match tomorrow,' India's bowling coach Bharat Arun told reporters on the eve of the World Cup 2019 match against the West Indies in Manchester
Manchester: India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun said he was “not aware” of the colour of the team’s ‘away’ jersey for the England game on Sunday (June 30) at the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019.
There are reports that India will wear an orange jersey against the hosts as both teams’ jerseys are blue. To avoid the clash of colours, the Virat Kohli-led Indian team will sport ‘away’ jerseys.
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On Wednesday (June 26), there were media reports that the Congress had questioned the “saffronisation” of the Indian jersey. And Arun was asked about the controversy for which he said he did not know the exact colour of the jersey.
“To be very honest we are not even aware of what colours we're going to be wearing. So we have not given any thought to that. And all our focus is on the match tomorrow,” Arun told reporters on the eve of the match against the West Indies in Manchester.
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When probed further whether he was not bothered about the controversy, he said, “I didn't say I'm not bothered. I didn't say I'm not bothered. I said we are focusing on the game and we are not aware of what colour we are getting.”
When questioned did the colour of the jersey mattered, he replied, “We bleed blue, right. Blue is going to be predominantly the colour and that's it.”
On the rest of the league matches, he said, “Actually we're not thinking of those matches. We're looking ahead and looking at the matches that we're going to play. And we are absolutely focused on the next game.”
So far, India are unbeaten in the World Cup 2019. If they beat West Indies on Thursday, they are almost likely to be assured of a semi-final berth. Australia were the first team to reach the last-four stage after beating England on Tuesday (June 25).
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