This is why the Indian Cricket team is wearing a black armband for test match
The first day between India and Kiwis have been completely washed off by rain on this Sunday. India has lost the toss in the final and got to bat first in the cloudy weather. However the Indian cricket players are wearing a black band in the memory of the flying sinkg, Milkha Singh who passed away today. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed the same thing with a tweet that said:
#TeamIndia is wearing black armbands in remembrance of Milkha Singhji, who passed away due to COVID-19. #WTC21”
91-year-old Milkha Singh, the flying sprinter passed away on Friday after battling with the deadly COVID-19. He was a four-time Asian Games gold medallist and passed away at the PGIMER Hospital in Chandigarh. His most renowned performance was at the 1960 Rome Olympics where he stood fourth in the 400m final race. A few days back his wife, Nirmal Kaur also died due to covid.
However with India batting first, Kane Williamson says that he is confident nd hopeful to make the most out the game keeping the weather conditions in mind. Rohit was caught out by Southee at 34 whereas Shubman Gill scored 64 runs.