Ahead of India’s clash against the Proteas Virat Kohli and Company revealed their new look for the coming matches played in its soil. Byju’s is the new sponsor which has come in replacing the Chinese Mobile company Oppo. However, the new look of the Men in Blue has failed to impress many. Some are pleased with the new look but some fans have shown disappointment and are asking the BCCI to come up with a new jersey design.
Byju’s being the new sponsorer
Previously BCCI had announced about its fresh contract with the Bengaluru based ed-tech company. “It is now declared that BYJU’S will be catching overall responsibilities of the current team sponsor OPPO mobiles India private limited. The BCCI is gratified to welcome India’s best education and learning app BYJU’S as the official Team India sponsor from 5th September 2019 until 31st March 2022,” said a BCCI official report on the moth of July.
The BCCI, on their official Twitter handle, also posted photos of training sessions, in which it can be seen Indian cricketers wearing the new kit. However, the new jersey will be worn by the Indian team for the first time from Sunday as they clash with Proteas in the 3 match T20 series.
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 14, 2019
Oppo was to end its contract by 2022, but due to high price, the Chinese company decided to step down from the contract. However, both Oppo and Byju’s are said to have signed a contract agreement with BCCI after which the board will be paid exactly what the old contract had.
— Himachal Abhi Abhi (@himachal_abhi) September 14, 2019
The new jersey will be worn by Indian team for the first time as they take on Proteas in the 3 matches T20I series.
Twitter reacts on the new look
new t20 jersey ? that byju's looks weird honestly pic.twitter.com/9jDqGQj6Tn
— Sam? (@slayer1418) September 14, 2019
Dhoni should upload a course of Captaincy on Byju's.
— Sahil (@Imsahil_11) September 15, 2019
When it was Oppo and When it is BYJU's.
Good education can change your life pic.twitter.com/9wzsk4PYId
— Self Isolated Sunil (@1sInto2s) September 15, 2019
Okay.. byju's sponsorship has started…? pic.twitter.com/CxJmv1V32S
— Sujata (@Sujata35706199) September 16, 2019
New Sponsor for Indian Cricket Team “BYJU’S”.. ? pic.twitter.com/NOzOygi9cQ
— RajeevKumar (@RajeevK_Oman) September 14, 2019
Byju's branding on Hardik Pandya who is actually proud of failing 10th class is another level ironic… pic.twitter.com/tQOCsT3bOq
— Sk. (@_scorpion_17) September 15, 2019
Hu lalala…. Its Byju's India….A homegrown brand.. Really proud to be part of marketing team pic.twitter.com/7ZczWYd1qM
— Top Shift (@TopShift_Indian) September 15, 2019
— Yash vardhan choudhary (@Yashvardhanch17) September 14, 2019
@BCCI at least change the jersey if you want to incorporate Byju's logo.
This looks terrible pic.twitter.com/BFMlQIUt7t
— मारवाड़ी गुज्जू (@hdbarjatya) September 14, 2019
When you wanted Kingfisher and got Byju's. pic.twitter.com/PtCClsSgf9
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 14, 2019
BYJU'S is proud to be Team India's official sponsor 🙂 pic.twitter.com/cKKj8W2fph
— Arjun Mohan (@_arjunmohan_) September 14, 2019
Honestly as a proud Indian I find it offensive and it appears as a bad gesture of chest thumping.
— Dilip Mehta (@iDilipMehta) September 15, 2019
Hasn’t anyone asked either the BCCI or the BYJU that Kya BYJU India se upar hai? pic.twitter.com/YNeLNxQ01g
— तरुण कृष्णा/Tarun Krishna (@krishnatarun03) September 15, 2019
Byju Raveendran becomes the first person to have his name plastered on the Indian cricket team's jersey. Lol…Byju's India ? He must have planned this a long time ago! #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/C8W6gq9oeh
— Ragesh Nair (@PurpleSuave) September 15, 2019
That byju's logo is looking awkward on the shirt though… #INDvSA
— SriVatsa Karanam (@Vatsa2252) September 15, 2019
— Hari Om Ahlawat (@hariomahlawat) September 13, 2019
Still can’t believe Byju’s is on the Indian team jersey. 9 years back I was attending a maths lecture from BYJU himself in Jyoti niwas college. What a story 🙂 https://t.co/mSWw2CFPNC
— Karan Yadav (@karanyadav21) September 14, 2019