Since ODI cricket presented hued pullovers, Team India has been wearing blue shirts. Have you at any point considered how the shading was picked?
How did 'Group India' become 'Men dressed in Blue'?
Be it the group that won the 1985 World Championship of Cricket or the 2011 World Cup, they were all our own one of a kind Men dressed in Blue.
This term was given to them in view of their blue shirts and the blue pullover originated from our own special Indian national banner.
There are three hues in our banner — saffron, white and green. Individuals chose to pick group India's pullover shading from our banner. Saffron got rejected in light of the fact that it could be identified with ideological groups, white wasn't excessively significant and green was at that point taken by Pakistan's group.
Be that as it may, there was another shading and that was of the Ashok Chakra, the shading blue of the chakra was then chosen for Team India's pullover.
Since its commencement, the shading shade has changed based on support, competition and even year, yet blue has been steady. Be it the group that won the 1985 World Championship of Cricket or the 2011 World Cup, they were all our own special Men In Blue. This term also originated from wearing blue pullover.
Blue turned out to be such a fury, that Indian fans began the pattern that they would 'drain blue'. As India improved as a cricketing power, the expression Men dressed in Blue turned into an image on which the country could depend on, their warriors on the field.