Bleed Blue for Team India | Nike (ICC World Cup 2015 Special)

Tis' the season of cricket, where we all get together to scream our lungs out, every time Team India is out on the field to play against the opponent. Empty streets, nail biting moments and loud cheers have become the norm every weekend these days. Now, with Team India becoming the first team in Pool B to qualify for the quarter finals, everyone is quite excited to see our Indian boys get a clean sweep with a win over Ireland in the next match. With a great batting line up, excellent fielding and decent bowling skills, Team India is fast becoming a hot favorite to defend the title. So much, that every time we see a match involving India, the stadium looks more like Wankhede than an Australian venue.

This sure is turning out to be one interesting edition of the World Cup and what makes it even more special is the incredible 'Bleed Blue' campaign by Team India's official apparel sponsors - Nike. I get emotional every time I see the men in blue stand in respect for the national anthem. And of course, another proud moment is to watch a sea of Team India fans in Australia/New Zealand, clad in their brand jerseys, bleeding blue with pride for their nation. After all, cricket is not just a game, it is a much revered and loved religion, where a match win ensures an early Diwali (read: firecrackers bursting) in every little by-lane of India. Bleed Blue (the campaign), that was first launched in 2011 ahead of the cricket world cup that year, has fast become two integral words that every Indian swears by. It stands for the color that unifies the hopes and dreams of more than 1 billion people.

For someone who has been brought up in an environment where cricket talks are an everyday thing - irrespective of the format, tournament or team, it is no surprise that I am a proud cricket fanatic. If you have been following me on Twitter, you already know that I get this fanaticism from my Dad, an ex-cricketer, with whom I can talk all things cricket non-stop. Girls can't talk cricket, some say. "They can only chat about Virat Kohli and Dale Steyn's latest hair do." Wrong! There is a lot more to cricket than fashion or good looking men. I can easily tell a cover drive from a hook and square cut. Oh, and I love cricket in its purest form - the test format. One doesn't have to talk cricket statistics all day to be a fan of the game. Cricket, for those like me and dad, is not just a game. It is a way of life. And when it comes to cheering for India, everything else can wait.

If I had to describe the all new Nike Team India jersey in one word (or two), it would be - super comfortable. I can live in this the entire day. No wonder, the men in blue are all smiles, whenever they step out looking their finest best in those uniforms. With just one match left before we hop on to the crucial QFs, here's wishing Team India all the very best for the journey ahead. Kill it, boys! Don't give that beauty back.

Have you ordered your Team India jersey yet? If not, head to a Nike store or order it online here.

Outfit Details
Men Blue ODI SS Stadium Jersey
Legendary freeze frame tights
Air Max 2015 shoes {All} - Nike
Watch - Swatch
Aviators - RayBan

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Priya Adivarekar - Founder and Creative Director at Diary of a Dancebee. She is also a renowned Voice Actress and award winning artiste, with serious passion for dance. When not working round the clock, she can be seen reading, enjoying a movie-binge or listening to music.
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