On day 2 of the World Test Champion Final, the Indian cricket team wore black armbands to honor great sprinter Milkha Singh, who died on June 18.
The Indian cricket team played the second day of the Final World Test Champion match in England against New Zealand. On June 19, the Indian cricket team wore black armbands at the Rose Bowl, Southampton, in late sprinter Milkha Singh's honor. Milkha Singh, 91, died of COVID-19 related complications in a Chandigarh hospital on June 18.
Milkha Singh won four Asian Games gold medals and was the 1958 Commonwealth Games champion, but his best result was fourth in the 400m final at the 1960 Rome Olympics. He also represented India in the Olympics in 1956 and 1964, and in 1959 he was awarded the Padma Shri.
On June 19, 2021, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) later tweeted, "TeamIndia is wearing black armbands in remembrance of Milkha Singhji, who passed away; due to COVID-19."
Indian team head coach Ravi Shastri, skipper Virat Kohli, and Rishab Pant paid respect to the sprinter on Twitter as well.