Virat Kohli-led team India wear black armbands to pay tribute to legendary Indian sprinter, Milkha Singh

Indian players, umpires and Tim Southee wear black armbands to pay tribute to legendary Indian sprinter, Milkha Singh.

Last night, former Indian sprinter, Milkha Singh also known as ‘Flying Sikh’, passed away at the age of 91 after his prolonged battle with Covid-19. The athlete was suffering from serious complications after testing positive for the virus.

Milkha’s wife who was 85 years old, late Nirmal Kaur was also infected with the virus days after her husband contracted. Former national women’s volleyball team captain, Kaur passed away five days back due to the complications at a private hospital.

Team India led by skipper Virat Kohli begin WTC final on Day 2 as the long-awaited World Test Championship (WTC) Final between India vs New Zealand match was delayed start as the first session of the match had been called off due to rains. 

To pay tribute to the ‘Flying Sikh’, Indian team players are wearing black armbands in the WTC final match against New Zealand. Along with the Indian players, New Zealand’s fast bowler – Tim Southee is also wearing a black armband. The umpires of the match are also seen to be wearing black armbands for the same reason

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to field. Indian batsmen Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill are currently batting with no loss of wickets for Team India after 12 overs.

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