The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) unveiled its new logo on Friday ahead of the upcoming of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season. The franchise also launched its new jersey design and the reactions from the fans poured in on social media. Jasprit Bumrah who plays for the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the IPL also joined the bandwagon from New Zealand and hilariously trolled RCB over the logo.
The new logo depicts the lion with a crown returning to its royal lineage ’embodying the bold pride and the challenger spirit’. Along with it, the franchise will also be hoping for the fortunes to change this time around for the three-time finalists who are yet to lay their hands on the coveted trophy.
Bumrah’s hilarious comment
Amidst the reactions from the RCB cricketers over the new logo, Mumbai Indians’ Jasprit Bumrah also reacted praising the logo terming it ‘cool’. However, he soon took a friendly dig at the RCB stating that the lion’s actions on the logo are exactly like his bowling action. ‘Cool logo. Looks like my bowling action as well,’ Bumrah commented on Instagram leaving the fans in splits.
Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah is gearing up for the upcoming Test series against New Zealand. After going wicketless in the ODI series, the pacer looked in good touch in practice game picking up two wickets in his 11 overs and went for just 18 runs. He picked the wickets of Will Young and Finn Allen even as New Zealand XI got bowled out for 235 runs in response to India’s 263 in the first innings.
Hanuma Vihari was the star for the visitors in their first essay. He scored 101 runs before getting retired not-out while Cheteshwar Pujara also batted well mustering 93 runs off 211 deliveries. Unfortunately, apart from the duo, none of the other batsmen could spend time in the middle. However, the likes of Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw are looking to make amends in the second innings.
At the end of Day 2, India were 59/0 after just seven overs as the duo is looking good to make it big this time around. Virat Kohli is also expected to bat to get into the groove ahead of the crucial series.