Dubai: Rajasthan Royals launched their Indian Premier League 2021 season jersey through a three-dimensional projection and light show at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. The show was broadcast live from the stadium to fans around the world and to Rajasthan players in their bio-bubble in Mumbai.
Rajasthan, champions in the inaugural edition in 2008, will miss playing at their home venue in Jaipur once again after the BCCI picked just six host venues for this season and also ensured that no team gets to play at home.
The audio-visual show depicted the stadium, the city of Jaipur, Rajasthani culture and landscape.
“The show began with Sawai Mansingh Stadium being lit up, from the pitch to the stands. The limelight was then placed on a screen set up especially for the live show where a video montage of the stadium, city and Rajasthan landscape were interspersed with high-speed action shots of Red Bull vehicles and events. The Royals players were 3D projected on the screen, wearing the jersey for the new season, giving fans a first-ever look at the pink and blue jersey they will wear in (the) 2021 (season),” said a statement from the team.
Rajasthan’s latest buy, South African all-rounder Chris Morris praised the jersey.
“Unbelievable reveal of the new jersey. From 2015 till now the jersey has changed a lot since the last time I played for Royals, and it is a beautiful jersey. I’m excited to be a part of this team again and proud that the foundation is the main driver behind the design,” the Proteas all-rounder, who was the most expensive buy ever in IPL history, was quoted as saying in the statement.
Rajasthan all-rounder Riyan Parag added: “Last year, Rajasthan Royals team was wowed witnessing Dani Roman (professional skydiver and base jumper) fly down to the beachside of our hotel in Dubai to reveal and hand over the IPL 2020 team jerseys. This year, another epic jersey reveal. We look forward to making our fans proud this season.”