New Delhi. The fourth Test match of the series (IND vs ENG 4th Test) between India and England has started from Thursday. Hosts captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to field first. The players of Team India dressed in black bands entered the match. When players from both teams came for the national anthem, they had black bands tied around their arms. He did this to pay tribute to former Mumbai cricketer and well-known coach Basudeo Paranjape, who died last week at the age of 82.
Veteran Basu Paranjape, who played first-class cricket for Mumbai and Baroda, breathed his last in Mumbai. Many legends including Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble and Sanjay Manjrekar have paid homage to him. Sachin said that Basu Sir is one of the best coaches he has played under.
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The BCCI said on Twitter on Thursday that the Indian team was wearing a black band to pay homage to Basudev Paranjape. Basudeb’s son Jatin Paranjape also praised the move. Yatin, who played four ODIs for India in 1 for, said, “The Paranjape family has been badly affected by this.”
Basin Paranjap’s son and former Indian cricketer Jatin praised the BCCI’s move. (Twitter)
Vasu did the job of sharpening the skills of not one or two, but five legendary Indian batsmen. The biggest name is Sunil Gavaskar. The nickname ‘Sunny’, which Gavaskar is known to the whole world, was given to him by Basu Paranjape. Apart from Gavaskar, Vasu also honed the skills of Dilu Vengsakar, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma.
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