Why did Indian players wear black bands in the match against Afghanistan?

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Indian players paid tribute to the late fast bowler Team India is out to continue its winning streak in Super 8

New Delhi. Teams of India and Afghanistan are face to face in their first match of T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8. In this match, the players of the Indian team have entered the field wearing a black band on their left hand. Everyone wants to know the reason behind this. A few minutes before the start of the match, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) gave this information on social media. The Indian team is invincible in this World Cup. India won three consecutive matches in the group stage while one match was canceled due to rain. India won the toss against Afghanistan and decided to bat first.

Team India players paid tribute to former fast bowler David Johnson by tying a black band on their left hand. Team India's former fast bowler David passed away on Thursday (20 June). BCCI wrote on x.com, 'Indian players will enter the field wearing a black band in memory of David Johnson. India's former fast bowler passed away on Thursday.'

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David Johnson played in 2 Test matches
David Johnson, 52, who played two Tests for India in 1996, died after falling from the fourth-floor balcony of his apartment here. Local police have said that an investigation is underway to find out if it was a case of suicide. He is survived by his wife and two children. Johnson was running a cricket academy near his home but was ill for some time.

Kumble, Srinath, Prasad were part of the bowling unit
Karnataka Cricket Association official said, 'We were informed that David Johnson fell from the fourth floor of his apartment. He was rushed to the hospital, but the doctors declared him dead.' He played a total of 39 first-class matches. He was part of Karnataka's strong bowling unit which included Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, Venkatesh Prasad and Dodda Ganesh.

India lost 3 wickets for 62 runs
India has lost 3 wickets for 62 runs against Afghanistan. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant have returned to the pavilion. Rohit was out after scoring 8 runs while Virat contributed 24 runs. Pant was out after scoring 20 runs.

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