Antigua: The first Test against India in the West Indies starts in Antigua. On the third day of the match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, the Indian team had landed in a black band. Cricketers of the Indian team tied a black bandage to pay homage to former Union Finance Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley on Saturday.
Before the third day of the first Test against India in the West Indies on Saturday, IANS reported that senior BCCI officials had said that BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary had planned to tie a black bandage on his hand.
The idea was supported by Rahul Johari, the administration committee and CEO appointed by the Supreme Court for the BCCI. Jaitley was former BCCIA vice president. He also chaired the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) between 1999 and 2012. During his 13 years of this presidency, many cricketers from Delhi made their debut in international cricket. These include Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Ishant Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and many more. The cricketers have paid tribute to Jaitley by making an emotional tweet on Twitter.
India skipper Virat Kohli tweeted, “Saddened to hear the news of the death of Shri Arun Jaitley. He was a good person. He was always ready to help. When my father passed away in 2006, he had come to my house and paid tribute. Peace to their souls. ‘
Writer: Himani Ranade