Why is the Indian team wearing black armbands in 4th Test against England?
The Indian cricket team is currently batting first in the fourth Test match of the ICC World Test Championship series against the England cricket team. London’s Kennington Oval is playing host to the fourth Test between the two nations.
This series has been an entertaining one so far. First, the Nottingham Test match ended in a draw, with India having the advantage. Then, the Indian cricket team emerged victorious at Lord’s in what was one of India's best Test wins away from home.
Many fans expected that the Indian cricket team would take an unassailable lead in the series at Headingley. However, the same did not happen as the England cricket team bounced back and won the Test by an innings. England had bowled India out for just 78 runs in the first innings of the Leeds Test.
Today, the action has moved to Kennington Oval now. England cricket team captain Joe Root has won the toss and decided to bowl first. The Indian team is wearing black armbands today to honor the demise of renowned coach Vasudev Paranjape.
“The Indian Cricket Team is sporting black armbands today to honour the demise of Shri Vasudev Paranjape,” the BCCI wrote on Twitter while posting a photo of the Indian team standing for national anthem in London.
Sachin Tendulkar posted a heartfelt note after Vasu Paranjape’s death
Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar had paid tribute to Vasu Paranjape. The great Indian batsman felt that a piece of him had left him.
“Vasu sir, as I have always known him, was one of the best coaches I have worked with. He has been an integral part of my cricketing journey since childhood and a mentor in many ways,” Sachin Tendulkar wrote.
Vasu Paranjape will always be remembered as one of the best coaches of all time.