Nike’s India football jersey costs more than its cricket one and it makes little sense

Three months after the Indian national football team first wore it for a match, the new official jersey was finally made available for sale by manufacturer Nike earlier this month. Why Nike made Indian football fans wait so long to purchase the jersey is something we wrote about earlier. But even after the rather delayed launch, Nike’s public-relations nightmare wasn’t over.

As soon as the jersey was made available for sale, Indian football fans took to Twitter to vent against the American sports apparel giant yet again. This time, it was for the price of the jersey, which would burn a Rs 4,695-sized hole in your pocket. If you’re purchasing it online, you also have to pay a “delivery and handling” fee of Rs 750, which makes the total cost of the jersey Rs 5,445.

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About Jaideep Vaidya

I am a freelance journalist based in Mumbai, India. I focus on the business of sport. I have written for publications such as Forbes India, Mint Lounge,, Quartz, Firstpost, Bleacher Report and The Guardian. I have eight years of experience in sports writing, reporting, sub-editing, social media management, news curation and production (print and online). You can get in touch with me at