The Indian team sent to England is playing a three-day warm up game at Chester-Lee Street against the County Select XI. The Indian team is led by senior player Rohit Sharma as Virat Kohli and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane are not participating in the game due to minor injuries.
It was noticed that the Indian team was wearing black armbands on their shoulders in the ongoing game.
The reason behind the Indian team wearing a black armband is to mourn the sad and untimely demise of former Indian batsman and 1983 World Cup winning team member, Yashpal Sharma.
One of the important members of the 1983 World Cup winning side led by Kapil Dev, Yashpal Sharma passed away on the morning of July 13 after he suffered a massive cardiac arrest at his residence.
The BCCI reported the same on their social media handles shortly after Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal went out to bat.
“#TeamIndia are sporting black armbands to mourn the sad demise of former India cricketer Yashpal Sharma ji, who sadly passed away on 13th July after a cardiac arrest. Head Coach @RaviShastriOfc was his teammate in the 1983 World Cup winning squad,” as told by the BCCI.
#TeamIndia are sporting black armbands to mourn the sad demise of former India cricketer Yashpal Sharma ji, who sadly passed away on 13th July after a cardiac arrest. Head Coach @RaviShastriOfc was his teammate in the 1983 World Cup winning squad. pic.twitter.com/A72aZ258aT
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 20, 2021
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