India vs. Australia: Why is the India team wearing black armbands in Bengaluru? (Team India black armbands)
The Indian team claimed the field for the series-decisive third ODI against Australia in black armbands as a sign of respect for Bapu Nadkarni.
Indian cricket team members wore black armbands on Sunday to honor former all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni, who passed away earlier this week.
Nadkarni was 86 and is survived by his wife and two daughters. He took his last breath on Friday.
The Indian team claimed the field for the series-decisive third ODI against Australia in black armbands as a sign of respect for Nadkarni.
Nadkarni, a left-handed batsman and orthodox bowler with a slow left arm, completed 41 tests in which he scored 1414 runs and won 88 gates with 6/43 as his best bowling figures.
Nadkarni was a Mumbai star and played in 191 top-class games, including 500 gates and 8880 runs.
Nadkarni, who was born in Nashik, made his test debut against New Zealand in Delhi in 1955 and, in 1968 under the captain of the MAK Pataudi, made his last test in Auckland against the same opponents.
He became famous after bowling 21 girls in a row. His numbers in this Madras (now Chennai) test were 32-27-5-0.