Here is why South African team is playing in pink
South African team wearing the pink jersey. Photograph: (Twitter)
The fourth One Day International match between India and South Africa is underway of a six-match series between the two top-class cricket teams of the world.
India is already leading the series with 3-0 and looking forward to winning the ODI series to regain number one ICC spot.
India had a very disappointing Test series when they lost it to the Proteas by 1-2 but in the limited overs format, India has salvaged the cricketing pride and behaving like a number one team, which they actually are.
On the other hand, South Africa an arguably dominant team at home has failed to produce results as the squad has been overshadowed by series of injuries firstly it was AB de Villiers then Faf du Plessis and also wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock.
Now, AB has marked his entry in the fourth ODI and will play for the remaining matches. It is expected that he will bring a new boost to the bland squad.
Apart from AB's return, there is one more thing that is very different for the Proteas and that is the Pink jersey.
This is the sixth time when South Africa will play wearing pink jerseys.
The pink colour has been really lucky for the team as they have not lost a single match yet while wearing pink.
Apart from luck and fate, the change in the colour of jersey marks a significant step that the squad has taken up which is "breast cancer awareness."
This campaign is promoted by the South African team in spreading the knowledge of breast cancer awareness to help those who are affected by this malady.
Today is #PinkFriday, the NDoH employees, survivors, friends & family dress up in pink in support of #breastcancer sufferers & their families. We also remember the brave people who lost their battle to it & we paint Jo’burg pink to raise funds for #breastcancer awareness. ^eN5 pic.twitter.com/NmvjFnMlID— Department of Health (@HealthZA) February 9, 2018