Reason Why Indian Players Are Wearing Black Armbands in Trent Bridge Test

The Men in Blue are currently playing the third Test match against England in the five-match Test series against England.

Cricket news: It was done to show respect to the late former Indian captain

After a poor show at Lord’s the visitors would like to stage a comeback in the do-or-die match as they are currently 0-2 down in the series.

After losing the initial toss, they visitors were put into bat first as the openers Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul steadily built their innings.

The players were also seen wearing a black armband on their right hand and many had a question regarding why they were wearing it.

This was done to show respect to Ajit Wadekar, one of the best Indian captains, who had recently passed away earlier this week and the armbands was a tribute to him. The team had earlier observed a two-minute silence before training at Nottingham on Thursday.

He was one of the successful Indian captains as he led his side to victory against England and West Indies for the first time back in 1971.

Wadekar was mainly a Test player who had played 37 Tests and scored 2113 runs at an impressive average of 31.07 and had a century and 14 half-centuries to his name.

He had also played 237 first-class matches where he scored 15380 runs which included 36 centuries. He retired from international cricket in 1974 against England at the Oval.