Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti blamed the Indian cricket team’s new orange jersey for ending team India’s winning streak at the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup in England.
The Indian team had sported a new ‘away jersey’ — which has splattering of orange on the shoulders and the back — in their Sunday encounter against England which they lost by 31 runs at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
Taking on to Twitter, Mehbooba said, “Call me superstitious but I’d say it’s the jersey that ended India’s winning streak in the #ICCWorldCup2019.”
The Indian team sported a second-choice jersey for the World Cup match against England, following International Cricket Council’s home and away rule. There has been some debate in political circles with regard to the choice of orange as the dominating colour for the second jersey.
In what was a must-win game for England, Eoin Morgan’s men came out with a complete performance as they first posted a mammoth target of 338 for India and then restricted them to 306/5 in their full quota of 50 overs.
Omar Abdullah, Mufti’s predecessor, though questioned India’s “listless performance” which let to their first loss in the ongoing tournament.