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Why Team India wore black armbands vs Afghanistan

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Last updated on: June 21, 2024 00:10 IST
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IMAGE: Virat Kohli wears a black armband during their T20 World Cup Super 8 match against Afghanistan. Photograph: BCCI/X

The Indian cricket team paid tribute to former fast bowler David Johnson during their T20 World Cup Super 8 match against Afghanistan. Johnson, who represented India in two Tests, tragically passed away on Thursday.

 

Both captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli donned black armbands as a mark of respect.

Johnson's career spanned domestic and international cricket. He claimed 3 wickets in his two Tests and impressed in the domestic circuit with 125 First-Class and 41 List A scalps for Karnataka.

The cricketing fraternity mourned Johnson's loss. Sachin Tendulkar, a former teammate, expressed his grief on social media, highlighting Johnson's fighting spirit. Former Indian bowlers Venkatesh Prasad and Anil Kumble also shared their condolences.

"Deeply saddened by the passing of my former teammate, David Johnson. He was full of life and never gave up on the field. My thoughts are with his friends and family," Tendulkar wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

Former India bowler and Johnson's state teammate Venkatesh Prasad  also paid their tributes on social media.

"Shocked and sad to hear about the passing away of David Johnson. Heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones. Om Shanti," Prasad wrote.

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