IPL 2023, GT vs SRH: The 62nd match of IPL 2023 is being played between Gujarat Titans and Risers Hyderabad at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. In which the Hyderabad team has decided to bowl first after winning the toss. In this match, Hardik Pandya’s team has come out wearing lavender colored jersey. There is a special reason behind this. Read below…
In fact, the Gujarat team has come to the field wearing this jersey to support the fight against cancer. Team captain Hardik Pandya said after the toss, ‘Yes, it is a good initiative to support people suffering from cancer. We have made some changes in the team. Vijay Shankar got hit in the nets yesterday so Yash Dayal is back along with Sai Sudarshan. Dasun Shanaka is also making his debut.
Why was the lavender color chosen?
Actually, lavender is the name of a color. It is not even heard in common speaking language. Lavender is the name of a plant. It is a flowering plant. On the basis of that, the name of the color has also been kept lavender. The special thing is that lavender color strongly displays all types of cancer. That’s why this color has been chosen. The Gujarat team is working to spread awareness regarding the diagnosis of cancer.
Hardik Pandya gave this statement
A few days ago, Hardik Pandya had reacted to cancer. He had said that cancer is a battle of millions of people in the country and the world. As a team, we consider it our responsibility to raise awareness about this dreaded disease. Wearing the lavender jersey is our way of showing solidarity with cancer patients, survivors and their families. We hope that our actions will inspire others to take preventive measures and support those fighting this battle.’
Teams from Delhi and Rajasthan have also done this work
Even before IPL 2023, jersey changing experiments have been done to spread awareness against cancer. In the year 2015, Delhi Capitals (erstwhile Delhi Daredevils) also wore lavender colored jerseys in their IPL match against Punjab. After this, in the year 2018, Rajasthan Royals did this. Rajasthan Royals had made a special kind of pink jersey, that match was played against Chennai Super Kings.