India vs England: Indian players wear black armbands in tribute to Ajit Wadekar

Just before the start of the day’s play, the Indian players, led by Virat Kohli, were seen wearing black arm bands in memory of the departed former skipper.

cricket Updated: Aug 18, 2018 17:03 IST
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India's Shikhar Dhawan plays a shot during the first day of the third Test cricket match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on August 18, 2018. (AFP)

The Indian cricket team wore black arm bands on the first day of the third Test against England on Saturday at Trent Bridge, Nottingham as a mark of respect to former captain Ajit Wadekar, who passed away on August 15. (LIVE UPDATES)

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, who led India to their first away series victory in West Indies and England in 1971, died in Mumbai on August 15 after a prolonged illness. He was 77.

England won the toss and put India in to bat. The home team is leading the five-match series 2-0.

First Published: Aug 18, 2018 17:03 IST