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Gavaskar questions delay in black armband tribute by Team India

Gavaskar questions delay in black armband tribute by Team India

Dattajirao Gaekwad, who passed away at the age of 95, captained India in a five-match series against England in 1959 and led Baroda to a Ranji Trophy victory in 1958.

Legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar expressed disappointment with the Indian team management and BCCI for taking three days to wear black armbands in memory of former captain Dattajirao Gaekwad, who passed away recently.

While the BCCI issued a condolence message upon Gaekwad’s passing and acknowledged his achievements, black armbands only appeared on the Indian players’ jerseys on Day 3 of the ongoing Test against England. This delay drew criticism from Sunil Gavaskar, who emphasized the importance of promptly honoring the memory of such figures.

Sunil Gavaskar comments:

“Better late than never… they should’ve done it on Day 1,” Gavaskar remarked during commentary, highlighting the respect due to Gaekwad’s stature as a captain and the oldest living Indian Test cricketer at the time of his passing.

Dattajirao Gaekwad legacy:

Dattajirao Gaekwad, who passed away at the age of 95, captained India in a five-match series against England in 1959 and led Baroda to a Ranji Trophy victory in 1958. He earned accolades for his elegant cover drives and represented India in 11 Tests.

While the BCCI issued an official statement and the team eventually paid tribute, the initial delay resonated with Gavaskar’s sentiment, sparking discussions about ensuring timely and consistent remembrance of cricketing legends who leave behind a rich legacy.

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