Indian players wear black armbands in memory of Milkha Singh | Cricket News

SOUTHAMPTON: The Indian cricket team wore black armbands on Saturday on Day 2 of the World Trials Championship final against New Zealand in respect for ‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh, who died after a month-long battle because of Covid- 19 related complications.
The best Indian players, including skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri, had already posted their condolence messages on Twitter and the entire Indian team that day wore the armband as a sign of respect for the deceased soul.

This is one of the few times the Indian cricket team wore black armbands for an Olympic sports legend.
“The Indian cricket team wears black armbands in memory of Milkha Singhji, who died of Covid-19,” published a message from the BCCI media cell.

Earlier, skipper Kohli paid tribute to the legendary Olympian, who died on Friday.
“A legacy that has inspired an entire nation to strive for excellence. Never give up and pursue your dreams. Rest in peace MilkhaSingh ji. You will never be forgotten,” Kohli tweeted.

Head coach Shastri, for his part, wrote: “India’s greatest Olympic runner. Shook the world in the 60s with its competitive spirit despite the most limited facilities. bless your soul. Condolences to JeevMilkhaSingh and his family. ”

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