Here’s why Team India sporting black armband in the first ODI vs West Indies

Team India black armbands India vs West Indies 1st ODI 2022

The first One Day International match between India and West Indies has begun at the Motera Stadium in Ahemdabad and Team India is sporting a black arm-band today in the match.

The first of the scheduled 3 match One Day Internationals (ODI) match has begun in Ahmedabad’s Motera Stadium. Rohit Sharma is leading the team for the first time as the full-time India captain.


However, if you watch the match, you should witness that the Indian cricket team is sporting black arm-band today in the match. Team India have taken this noble decision in memory of Lata Mangeshkar, who passed away earlier today.

Lata Mangeshkar, one of the greatest, if not the greatest singer in India or rather I say in the whole world, passed away earlier today and the Men in Blue have taken decision to sport black arm-band in memory of the great.


Lata Mangeshkar melodious voice has given birth to some of the greatest songs. And cricket was her second love. Lata Mangeshkar has supported Team India throughout her life and BCCI would use to keep special VIP seat for her whenever he would come to watch her beloved Team India played.

India vs West Indies 1st ODI

Talking about the match, Rohit Sharma has asked the West Indies team to come to bat first in Ahmedabad after winning the toss.

India handed out his debut to Deepak Hooda and received his maiden cap from India captain Virat Kohli. This would happen 5 years after he was first called-up to the Indian team in 2017.

India got off to a great start as Mohammed Siraj handed the first blow to West Indies in the form of experienced Shai Hope in just the 3rd over of the match. Later, Washington Sundar trapped Brandon King as well. 4 balls later, Sundar also dismissed Darren Bravo and West Indies’ top three went back to pavilion for the score of 45 runs.

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