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Team India wear black armbands in memory of Lata Mangeshkar

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Team India wore black armbands to console the demise of Lata Mangeshkar, the legendary singer who left for her heavenly abode on Sunday morning. The Indian team is currently facing the West Indies in a three-match ODI series in Ahmedabad. 

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BCCI’s official Twitter handle revealed the reason behind players wearing the black armbands. “The Indian Cricket Team is wearing black armbands today to pay their respects to Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar ji who left for her heavenly abode on Sunday morning. The queen of melody, Lata didi loved cricket, always supported the game, and backed Team India,” the BCCI wrote on its official Twitter account.

Two-day national mourning announced in memory of Lata Mangeshkar

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Two-day national mourning will be observed in memory of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar. The national flag will also fly at half-mast for two days, as a mark of respect, and she will be given a State funeral.

Dr. Pratit Samdani, who was treating Lata Mangeshkar at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital, said today, “It is with profound grief that we announce the sad demise of Lata Mangeshkar at 8:12 am. She has died because of multi-organ failure after more than 28 days of hospitalization post-COVID-19.”

Earlier, Rohit Sharma, who is captaining for the first time as a full-time leader won the toss and elected to bowl first. Ishan Kishan would open the batting alongside Rohit Sharma while the hosts have also given a chance to Deepak Hooda in the playing XI. Virat Kohli handed Hooda his maiden ODI cap.

The Indian team bowled out West Indies for a partly score of 176 as veteran spinner Yuzvendra Chahal took a four-wicket hall to wreck the Caribbean batting lineup.

Highlights:

• The Indian team wears black armbands in respect of Lata Mangeshkar’s demise.

• Two-day national mourning will be observed in memory of Lata Mangeshkar.

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