IND vs NZ T20 : Reason why Rishabh Pant sported his Indian jersey with a tape on it

India registered their second successive win of the series against New Zealand on Friday as they handed the Kiwis a 7-wicket defeat in the second T20I of the three-match series on Friday. With this, they have assured themselves of a series Friday. With this, they have assured themselves of a series win with a match to go.

During the match at the JSCA Stadium India’s wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant was wearing a tape on his jersey in the second T20I match against New Zealand. Many people were surprised to see this because the jerseys of the rest of the players were absolutely fine.

Several pictures of Pant went viral on social media, in which his jersey was taped. Everyone was wondering why Pant put tape on the jersey. However the jersey worn by Pant had the T20 World Cup 2021 logo on it. Thereby, he taped off the ICC’s logo which isn’t allowed to be used in bilateral series. While other Indian players were spotted in the regular jersey, it was only Pant wearing a different jersey. The jersey the other players wore even sported the name BYJU’s on the front part while Pant’s was on arm.

Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host the third and final T20I on Sunday. The T20I series will be followed by a two-match Test series with the second match scheduled at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, starting on December 3.

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