The RCB players were clad in green jerseys as they celebrated ‘Green Day’ to spread awareness about the importance of caring for the environment.
The franchise has worn the green dress in the previous editions as well, as part of their “Go Green” initiative.
RCB skipper Virat Kohli also posed with Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer holding a plant, at the toss.
As a tradition, the RCB captain gives the opposition captain a plant on the day of the initiative.
The franchise has been continuing this practice since the 2011 season to create awareness about global warming. The side has also been taking initiatives to plant trees.
Earlier they have asked the fans to travel by buses to save fuel. This year, the franchise is focusing on raising awareness of recycling.
In a tweet from the official handle, RCB wrote: “Waste segregation makes recycling of waste simple. To raise awareness on recycling, the RCB team wears green jerseys made of recycled plastic. The jersey is the team’s promise to Go Green and their way of stepping up to save the planet.”
RCB has not had the best of starts in IPL 2019 season. The franchise is currently lying at the bottom of the table, after suffering six defeats in the games.