Indian fans experienced vintage vibes after Team India released a retro jersey for the Australia tour. This particular jersey reminded us of the 1992 World Cup campaign when the tournament was played in color for the first time in cricket history.
Previously, all sporting nations wore white jerseys during the World Cup tournament. Before the India tour in Australia, some Indian players sported a retro indigo blue jersey. The likes of KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, T Natarajan and Shikhar Dhawan displayed their new jerseys.
The aforementioned cricketers clicked on photos of themselves separately and uploaded them to social media. The images went viral in no time. India was far from impressive in the ODI series. Even though they did their best, they couldn't handle the Australian ammunition.
Australia beat India by 2-1 in the ODI series. However, India has come up with a decisive approach to seal the T20I series. Virat Kohli & Co have won back-to-back matches and taken a 2-0 lead in the T20I three-game series. India won the first game by 11 points in Canberra.
The Men in Blue won the second T20I by 6 wickets at the SCG. The third and final game will take place at the same location on December 8. Australians will play dead rubber in an effort to restore pride. On the contrary, India will seek to clear the hosts.
The India team will wear a different jersey during the tests
After wearing a retro jersey in the ODIs and T20Is, Team India will also wear a different jersey during the tests. Meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane skips India A in the training match against Australia A. During the match, the players wore a new jersey.
Usually, in the longest format in the game, India wears a pure white jersey with a small logo on the chest and sleeve. However, this time it was different. The players sported a large "BYJU logo". The new change comes after the world cricket body introduced new rules after the COVID-19 outbreak.
The West Indies, New Zealand, England and Pakistan sported jerseys with large logos. ICC had a brilliant idea to help these nations earn more profits than they lost due to the epidemic.
Kohli returns home after playing the first test
Indian captain Virat Kohli will fly to India after the opening practice match at Adelaide Oval. The first test will go all guns on December 17th. The 31-year-old has been granted paternity leave from BCCI. Earlier, a senior BCCI official on conditions of anonymity said family was the priority and the council would not prevent anyone from reuniting the family.
India will play the last three test matches without the services of Virat Kohli. It will be quite interesting to see how India play against Australia in the last three matches. Earlier, in January 2019, the team led by Kohli scripted a memorable victory in the test series in Australia after 71 years.
In the process, they became the number one team in the longest form in the game. India's vice-test captain Ajinkya Rahane will lead the team in Kohli's absence.
The second test will begin on December 26 at the MCG. The third and final test will start on January 7 and 15 respectively. SCG and The Gabba will host the last two tests.
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The history of the most popular sport in the world is incredible. Centuries have passes since the introduction of the sport we now call soccer or ( or whatever you want to call it ), and in that time, history has been made.
We all know some of the more memorable moments like Diego Maradona’s infamous handball and we know some of the more heartbreaking instants like the Hillsborough tragedy, but what we don’t know is some of the more bizarre and usual stories.
Like anything that has history, soccer has some of the most bizarre and humorous stories around—stories that will leave you shaking your head in disbelief.
Arsenal played a friendly against Dynamo Moscow in heavy fog in 1945 at White Hart Lane and despite the urging of players to suspend play due to the fog, the referee decided that play should continue.
The fog was so thick that the game turned into an absolute farce, with both sides playing by their own set of rules and suffering their own bad luck because of the inclement weather.
Moscow at one point made a substitution but didn’t take a player off, with fans watching the match believing that the Russian club had up to 15 players on the pitch at the one time.
Arsenal also made the best of the conditions, with one of their players—who had earlier been sent off—sneaking back onto the pitch and playing the remainder of the game.
However, they did suffer some bad luck, with their goalkeeper knocking himself out cold after running into the goalpost, which oui, he could not see due to the fog. A spectator reportedly took his place in goals and the match continued.
Not too many of the stories to feature on this list take place in the past decade or so, but we have a special place here for the faithful fans at Stamford Bridge, home ground of Chelsea.
You might not know it about the West London club, but Chelsea fans have been bringing celery to the Bridge for decades now—most likely in order to pay homage to their chant ' Celery ' ( warning : inappropriate language ).
However, according to a club statement from 2007, the Blues have reminded fans that bringing celery to the ground is in fact outlawed and that any amateur ou amatrice caught bringing the ' dangerous ' vegetable to the ground could face a lifetime ban from the Blues’ home ground.
Nowadays, Everton and Liverpool form one of the strongest rivalries in the league, with the Merseyside derbies highlighting on every football fan’s calendar.
With Goodison Park ( Everton’s home ground ) just around the corner from Anfield Road ( Liverpool’s home ground ), the two clubs have grown in their hatred and disposition for the other—with the desire to beat their rival one of their biggest goals at the start of the season.
However, what you might not have known about the two clubs is that before the rivalry had existed, Everton’s home ground was in fact Anfield Road—the very ground that Liverpool now call their home and one of the tougher places to travel to in world .
The Toffees would play their first game at Anfield against Earlestown on September 27, 1884, and would play their first Football League match as a professional club on September 8, 1888. Liverpool, évidemment, would not be founded for another four years after that date.
Everton would leave Anfield Road on January vingt cinq, 1892—opting to move to the north side of Stanley Park, to the ground and area now known as Goodison Park. Liverpool ( who wanted to be called Everton Athletic at the time ) would then claim Anfield Road as their home ground.