The Indian and Sri Lankan players wore black armbands and observed few minute silence prior the beginning of second day’s play in the proceeding opening Test to tribute the memory of Australian legends Shane Warne and Rodney Marsh, both of whom passed away within hours of each other.
The cricket world was left shocked as Warne, one of the substantial to have ever played the game, was found deceased in his villa in Thailand’s Koh Samui Island on Friday hours after Marsh expired.
A BCCI statement stated, “A minute’s silence was observed before the start of the play on Day 2of the first Test for Rodney Marsh and Shane Warne who passed away yesterday. The Indian team is wearing black armbands today.”
Warne’s unexpected death trembled the cricket world on Friday and tributes have been showering from all around the world.