The players of Team India are wearing black armbands for a reason
On Saturday, the much-anticipated World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand began. Given the cloudy circumstances in Southampton, New Zealand won the toss and chose to bowl first.
They did not name any spinners in their line-up. The first day of the Test was canceled due to rain, but with a reserve day in place, every attempt will be made to save the game. Meanwhile, the Indian players were seen carrying black armbands as they walked out for the national anthem.
The cause for this is the death, at the age of 91, of great Indian athlete Milkha Singh. He died late Friday night as a result of COVID-19 problems, and the Indian team is honoring him for his contributions to his country throughout the years.