SRH vs RR: Revealed - Why Players Are Wearing Black Armbands
SRH vs RR: Revealed - Why Players Are Wearing Black Armbands [PC: Twitter]

Last Update on: April 2nd, 2023 at 04:15 pm

The IPL 2023 season began with a thrilling doubleheader on the first Sunday, with SRH vs RR in the first match and RCB vs MI in the second. However, the players from the SRH vs RR match were seen wearing black armbands around their arms, a sombre reminder of the passing of former India cricketer Salim Durani.

Durani, who passed away on the same day at the age of 88, was a well-known figure in Indian cricket. He played for India between 1960 to 1973 and was renowned for his explosive batting and left-arm spin bowling skills. He was also the only Indian cricketer to be born in Afghanistan, which made him an iconic figure in the country’s cricketing history.

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In memory of Durani, both teams playing in the first match wore black armbands as a mark of respect, while a moment of silence was held in remembrance. This gesture demonstrated the high regard and esteem that Durani was held in by the cricketing community in India and around the world.

SRH vs RR: RR And SRH Walk To The Middle With Black Armbands To Honor Salim Durani

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It is worth noting that this is not the first time players have worn black armbands in the IPL to mourn the passing of a fellow cricketer. Last year, on May 15, players from both the Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings wore black armbands in memory of the former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds, who had passed away a day earlier.

In summary, the black armbands worn by the players during the SRH vs RR match of the IPL 2023 season served as a touching tribute to the legendary Salim Durani, a man whose contribution to Indian cricket will always be remembered.

Salim Durani was a prominent cricket player who represented India in 29 Test matches, during which he scored 1202 runs with an average of 25, including one century and seven fifties. He was well-known for his powerful hitting abilities, having hit 126 fours and 15 sixes throughout his career.

Initially, Durani began his career as a bowler and went on to claim 75 Test wickets, with his best bowling figures being 6/73 in a single inning. However, he gradually transitioned into a top-order batsman and demonstrated his exceptional batting skills. Durani made his debut in 1960 against Australia and played his final international match in 1973 against England.

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