Indian players wear black armbands as mark of respect to Wadekar

The Indian cricketers on Saturday wore black armbands on the first day of the third Test against England as a mark of respect to former captain Ajit Wadekar.

Indian batsman K.L. Rahul batting wearing the black arm-band in Nottingham on Saturday.   -  Getty Images

The Indian cricketers on Saturday wore black armbands on the first day of the third Test against England, here, as a mark of respect to former captain Ajit Wadekar, who passed away on August 15.

Just before the start of the day’s play, the Indian players, led by Virat Kohli, were seen wearing black armbands in memory of the departed former skipper.

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Wadekar, who led India to its first away series victory in West Indies and England in 1971, died in Mumbai on August 15 after a prolonged illness. He was 77.

England won the toss and put India in to bat. The home team is leading the five-match series 2-0.