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| On Sep 2, 2021 3:42 PM IST

IND vs ENG Live: Why are India Players Wearing Black Armbands on Day 1 of the 4th Test? Check official update


The test series between India and England has been a trending affair everytime both the series compete, due to the competitiveness. The World Test Championship has brought another excitement for the fans and have pushed the international teams to not let their guard down and give their 100%. The WTC Cycle is likely to bring audience back into test cricket, and involve themselves in the longest format of the game. This is the first series of new World Test Championship Cycle, 2021-23. Both the teams would look to gain points and have an edge over their fierce competitors.

Why are Indian Players wearing Black Arm Bands?

Generally, the black arm bands are worn by most of the teams in pursuit of any movement or offering condolences to former players or distinguished personalities.

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The BCCI official handle on Twitter provided an update about Indian Players are wearing Black Arm Bands on Day 1 of the ENG vs IND 4th Test Match.

Who was Vasudev Paranjpe?

Vasudev Paranjpe was a former first-class cricketer who played for Mumbai and Baroda. He featured in a total of 29 matches from 1956 to 1970. But his ability to mentor cricketers and motivate young and old players propelled him to the status as one of Indian cricket’s greatest coaches. He is known for mentoring legendary players like Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar. The master blaster said that Vasu sir has been an integral part of his cricketing journey since childhood. On Twitter, he also shared a small incident during his U-15 days, where Vasudev Paranjpe allowed them to play night cricket.

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Vasudev’s son Jatin Parajnpe played 4 matches for the Indian team and has been a national selector as well.