March 17, 2023
World Test Championship Final: Team India Wear Black Armbands

Team India wore black armbands to recollect the legendary sprinter Milkha Singh, who died on Friday.© AFP

Team India wore black armbands as they took the sector on Day 2 of the World Test Championship (WTC) final at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton to pay tribute to Milkha Singh, the legendary Indian sprinter, who died on Friday. Milkha Singh died of post-Covid issues at a hospital in Chandigarh the place he had been admitted in early June. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) tweeted shortly after play started on Saturday that the crew is sporting black armbands “in remembrance of Milkha Singhji, who passed away due to COVID-19”. 

Milkha Singh had examined optimistic for COVID-19 in May and was admitted to a non-public hospital in Chandigarh on May 24 as he had been struggling with COVID pneumonia. He was moved to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research on June 3. 

Milkha Singh’s spouse Nirmal Kaur, who was additionally being handled for COVID pneumonia, died last Monday

“It is with extreme sadness that we would like to inform you that Milkha Singh Ji passed away at 11.30 pm. on the 18th of June 2021,” Milkha Singh’s household stated in a press release.  

“He fought hard but God has his ways and it was perhaps true love and companionship that both our mother Nirmal ji and now Dad have passed away in a matter of 5 days.” 


In Southampton, the primary day of the WTC remaining was washed out on account of rain. No toss was potential on the opening day on account of heavy downpour. 

On Day 2, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson gained the toss and opted to subject first.

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