Why Indian Team wearing black armbands today during T20 World Cup match vs Namibia

Gurpreet Singh
|Published 08/11/2021

Why Indian Team wearing black armbands today?: Indian cricketers are seen wearing black armbands during their final  2021 World T20 match 

The Super 12, Group 2 match of the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup between India and Namibia at the Dubai International Stadium is underway with India skipper Virat Kohli winning the Toss and deciding to bowl first in what is a dead rubber game for both the teams.

“We’ll bowl first. The tosses have been a big factor, and when I’ve won a couple we’ll do what we wanted to do from Day 1. Rahul Chahar comes in for Varun Chakravarthy for today’s game,” Kohli said at the toss.

Why Indian Team wearing black armbands today versus Namibia?

As both the teams walked towards the park for singing their respective national anthems, the Indian team players were seen donning the black armbands. They did so to pay homage and respect to the legendary cricket coach from Delhi- Mr. Tarak Sinha, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 71 after a battle with cancer.

Sinha is renowned for coaching players across generations and the list comprises Surinder Khanna, Manoj Prabhakar, Ajay Sharma, Atul Wassan, Ashish Nehra, Sanjeev Sharma, Aakash Chopra, Shikhar Dhawan, Anjum Chopra and Rishabh Pant.

Tarak Sinha was the renowned coach from Delhi’s famous Sonnet Cricket Club. Mr Sinha was conferred with the lifetime Dronacharya Award in 2018.

“It is with heavy heart we have to share this tragic news of Shri Tarak Sinha, the founder of Sonnet Club, has left us for heavenly abode at 3 am on Saturday after a brave battle with lung cancer for two months,” the Sonnet Cricket Club had said in a statement on Saturday.

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Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet Singh

Even before persuing his post-graduate diploma in English journalism from IIMC, Gurpreet was certain that Cricket had to be the driving force to keep him sane and optimistic in all life-related matters. Hailing from Ranchi and having represented Jharkhand at the Under-14 level, he believes that the more you keep digging in while understanding the nitty-gritty of a sport, the more humble you become with the realisation that you hardly know anything!

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