So you've read about all the shots, wickets, catches and gossips. Now, HT takes you into the world of the IPL teams' jerseys and the rationale behind them ...
Chennai Super Kings
: Yellow & blue
Official take: Yellow for fiery spirit & blue shows the calm ocean.
HT take: Makes sense in the midst of Chennai's ever-present heat but it's too bright. If only they came with feathers ...
Colour: Dark blue
Official take: Represents success and power while being sober and elegant.
HT take: The outfit is pleasant but maybe something more energetic would change their fortunes.
Colour: Deep blue and red
Official take: Blue and red are GMR's (the owners) corporate colours.
HT take: A lively combination of colours, but the white nettish curves are almost as ghastly as the new team.
Kochi Tuskers Kerala
Colour: Orange with purple flanks.
Official take: Orange depicts the sun and purple spirituality.
HT take: Egad! If that was your first reaction, we can't blame you. Hope whoever designed this doesn't go professional!
Kolkata Knight Riders
Colour: Purple with flanks in gold
Official take: Used to be black & gold, black replaced by purple for luck.
HT take: Does it matter? It's Shah Rukh Khan's team. Even if they wore pink polka dot jerseys, the janta would still scream!
Colour: Blue with golden bling
Official take: India's colours. Gold bling symbolises the Bandra-Worli sea link.
HT take: Though not very ingenious when it came to naming the franchise, the jersey is quite snazzy.
Official take: Black symbolises power, sophistication and valour. A robust colour to depict a warrior.
HT take: Black in the height of the Indian summer and while playing a sport? Terrific planning!
Colour: Royal blue and gold
Official take: A state made of former kingdoms, thus royal blue & gold chosen.
HT take: Jersey? We were too busy ogling at a certain co-owner all this while. Either way, dull but pleasant.
Kings XI Punjab
Colour: Red with silver flanks
Official take: The logo of the team had these two colours.
HT take: Think Arsenal's jersey. The only difference is Kings XI’s crest and the lesser mortals who wore it.
Colour: Red with blue flanks and gold sleeves
Official take: Bengaluru's spirit — sharp, youthful and dynamic.
HT take: We love the Kingfisher labels on the bottles. Evidently, the designers of the RCB jersey do too!
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