The Indian cricketers on Saturday wore black armbands on the first day of the third Test against England, here, as a mark of respect to former captain Ajit Wadekar, who passed away on August 15.
Just before the start of the day’s play, the Indian players, led by Virat Kohli, were seen wearing black armbands in memory of the departed former skipper.
Wadekar inspired India to away series wins in England and West Indies in 1971 and was the coach of India in the 90s. England won the toss and put India in to bat. The home team is leading the five-match series 2-0.
Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan (35) and KL Rahul (23) added 60 for the first wicket before being dismissed. Pujara then was just dismissed at the stroke of lunch on 14 trying to pull the last delivery before lunch.
India has resumed post lunch with Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane at the wicket.
The Indian Cricket Team is wearing black armbands as a mark of respect to former India captain Shri Ajit Wadekar and former India Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away recently. pic.twitter.com/vXMEFyODuy
(Inputs from SportStarLive)