The Evolution of The Indian ODI Cricket Kit Through The Years
A cricket ODI kit is more than just fashion. It is a representation of the hopes and dreams of an entire country, carried on the shoulders of those who represent that nation at an international level.
Yet, the Indian ODI kit changes every so often. A fresh look helps gain a fresh outlook, which every team needs at regular intervals, whether they’re on a winning streak or a losing one.
Here’s a look at the evolution of India’s ODI kit through the years, handpicked by Campus Shoes, India’s leading sports shoe manufacturer.
India wins the Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket, 1985. The team is seen here driving around an Audi that was awarded to player of the tournament, Ravi Shastri.
The Indiana Jones of Indian Cricket, Kris Srikkanth, in full flow, 1987.
A smiling Praveen Amre during the 1992 Cricket World Cup in Australia.
The Indian Team celebrates after winning the 5 Nation Hero Cup in 1993.
Sachin Tendulkar blazes his way to a Maiden ODI century against Australia in Sri Lanka, 1994.
Venkatesh Prasad dismisses Aamir Sohail during the Cricket World Cup 1996, after some famous back and forth had gone on. Sohail had taunted Prasad after smashing him for a boundary, and Prasad replied by dismissing him the very next ball, driving the crowd wild.
There wasn’t much else one could do when Sanath Jayasuriya gets going. Captured here in 1997.
The Indian Team in Zimbabwe, 1998.
Ajit Agarkar helping Zimbabwean Paul Strang out with some directions after taking his wicket, Cricket World Cup 1999.
Sachin Tendulkar on his way to making 122 against South Africa in Vadodara, 2000.
Saurav Ganguly revealing a special, never before seen version of the national colours after Yuvraj Singh and Mohammed Kaif lead an epic run chase to surpass England’s total of 325 in the Natwest Final, 2002.
Ricky Ponting having a brief exchange with the Indian Team, 2009.
The Indian Squad during the ICC Champions Trophy, 2013.
Team India, ready for Cricket World Cup 2015. Amazingly, the uniforms are made out of recycled plastic bottles.
And there you have it, quite a colourful journey through time. Though blue has always been the predominant colour, different shades and hues have been used to infuse a fresh, modern look with every iteration.
Which one is your favorite? And what are your predictions for future kits? Let us know in the comments below!
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