Of Cricket Kits
Apart from performance, I’m always particular about the kit of our team. Quite honestly, I liked our team’s kit that was introduced in the Asia Cup 2010, although many thought it was bright and shocking.
Today, I came across Pakistan’s cricket kit for World Cup 2011 and I can’t explain how much I detested it. First, personally I don’t like that dark/tainted shade of green. Second, the sprawling crescent on the shirt not only looks displeasing but seems totally awkward and misplaced. Don’t you think it is just too big and unnecessary? I mean after all it is a shirt not a flag to flaunt that big crescent.
My most favorite kit in terms of color and design was the one used in 1999 World Cup. I don’t believe in superstitions as such but enthusiasts on cricket forums associate Pakistan’s good luck with the light color kit instead of the dark green one. They assert that Pakistan had light green kit in 1992 and we won the world cup. Than again we had light green kit in 1999 and we reached the final. Interestingly, Pakistan’s kit most of the times had been dark green mostly.
The idea of this post was conceived after reading this and I thought it would be apt to refresh the memory of the past World Cup kits.
PS: The views expressed regarding color and design of kits in this post are solely mine. You can disagree with civility of course.