Rajasthan Royals new jersey took the aerial route, literally, to land at the silver sands of a calm Dubai Beach. It eventually turned out to be a never before the event for the Indian Premier League.
Skydiver Dani Roman landed on the beach with the team jerseys tucked in his diving gear to the utter surprise of the players, who despite being the part of the event could least expect that the team colours for the upcoming IPL season will reach them in this unique manner.
The awe-inspiring show was created by the team’s principal sponsors Red Bull, the energy drink brand.
Roman carried with him the official team jersey for the IPL 2020. The jersey launch film also offered a picturesque bird’s eye view of the Dubai skyline.
Courtesy: Red Bull / Rajasthan Royals
The new jersey was formally received in the most informal manner by Riyan Parag, David Miller, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Varun Aaron.
“I am aware of how Red Bull is about extreme sports and adventures so I was excited and expecting something crazy to happen today. Sky diving is something on my bucket list and seeing someone come down from the sky today and land with our jerseys was amazing,” said all-rounder Riyan Parag.
“Our mornings are generally very quiet but today it turned around totally with us being asked to head to the beach for a surprise. It was such a great view to see someone jumping off a plane and land to deliver our jerseys for the season. I have myself experienced skydiving in Dubai a couple of years back, brought back a lot of memories,” added Miller.
The team from the Pink City has made One & Only Hotel Royal Mirage in Dubai their permanent abode for the IPL 2020, to be played across three venues in the UAE from September 19 to November 10.