The Indian Premier League features a few beauties when it comes to cricket kits. Some teams kept things basic, while others went all out with the sparkle and frills.
The Indian Premier League and its teams have seen a considerable boost in brand value over the previous 14 years. The IPL teams have done good work in addition to entertaining fans and generating millions. There have been five times in IPL history when IPL franchises have worn special kits to raise money for a good cause.
1. Delhi Capitals – Rainbow jersey for unity
The Delhi Capitals donned the rainbow shirt against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2020 to commemorate their partnership with JSW Paints and to give a message of togetherness to everyone. DC CEO Dhiraj Malhotra said: “Our team will proudly don the JSW Paints jersey for the game against RCB not only in support of the Group’s tremendous contribution towards Indian sports but also to endorse the message of unity.”
2. Royal Challengers Bangalore – Green Kit
Royal Challengers Bangalore are one of the most popular IPL franchises, despite being one of the unluckiest teams. RCB has not yet won the title, but their consistent performances have won hearts. Since 2011, RCB has played one home game in green to promote the Go Green initiative.
3. Rajasthan Royals – Pink Kit
Winners of the first IPL In 2018, the Rajasthan Royals presented a new pink kit for the encounter against the Rajasthan Royals. They created the jersey to raise cancer awareness. RR was a supporter of the ‘Cancer Out’ movement.
4. Delhi Daredevils – Lavender-colored jerseys
In IPL 2015, the Delhi Capitals, then known as the Delhi Daredevils, donned lavender-colored jerseys against the Punjab Kings. On May 1, they donned the kit to commemorate Cancer Survivor Day. That year, Yuvraj Singh, who has since overcome cancer, was a member of the Delhi squad.
5. Royal Challengers Bangalore – Blue Kit
The team’s blue outfit is another entry that features the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The new kit was launched in 2021 by the Bangalore-based club. They donned it to honor the COVID-19 fighters during their match against the Kolkata Knight Riders.