IND vs WI 2022: Why Indian Cricketers Wear Black Arm Bands in 1st ODI

Why Indian Cricketers Wear Black Arm Bands in 1st ODI
Indian cricketers wore black arm bands in 1st ODI against West Indies

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Why Indian Cricketers Wear Black Arm Bands in 1st ODI: In the first ODI match of the West Indies tour of India 2022, Indian cricketers were seen wearing black arm bands which usually players were to pay tribute to sad moments of the nation or to oppose a particular event.

Why Indian Cricketers Wear Black Arm Bands in 1st ODI

To date, donning a black band on the arm remains to be a symbol for mourning. Many sports athletes have been seen sporting them to honor a deceased teammate, friend, or even an opponent.

Donning an armband as a symbol for mourning gets the thought across without having to distract from the game or the gameplay.

The Indian players are wearing black arm bands, mourning the sad demise of the veteran singer – Lata Mangeshkar.

Who is Lata Mangeshkar?

Lata Mangeshkar (born on 28 September 1929) was an Indian playback singer and music composer. She is widely considered one of the greatest and most influential singers in India. Her contribution to the Indian music industry in a career spanning seven decades gained her honorific titles such as the Nightingale of India and Queen of Melody.

Lata Mangeshkar has won several awards and honors, including the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, Padma Bhushan (1969), Padma Vibhushan (1999), Zee Cine Award for Lifetime Achievements (1999), Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1989), Maharashtra Bhushan Award (1997), NTR National Award (1999), Bharat Ratna (2001), Legion of Honour (2007), ANR National Award (2009), three National Film Awards and 15 Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards.

She has also won four Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards. In 1969, she made the unusual gesture of giving up the Filmfare Best Female Playback Award in order to promote fresh talent. She was later awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993 and Filmfare Special Awards in 1994 and 2004.

Earlier during a match against New Zealand, members of the team including the coach gave their respects to the death of cricket player Milkha Singh. The “Flying Sikh” as he was known succumbed to a long battle with COVID.

Milkha Singh
Milkha Singh

Apart from this Indian white-ball skipper Rohit Sharma is back to lead team India after he missed out on the South Africa tour owing to a hamstring injury. Team India is scheduled to play a three-match ODI series and as much as the T20I match series.

India squad 

Rohit Sharma(C), Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Washington Sundar, Shahrukh Khan

West Indies Squad

Brandon King, Shai Hope (wk), Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein, Kemar Roach, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Hayden Walsh, Nkrumah Bonner