IND vs AUS 4th Test: The fourth match of the series being played between India and Australia is being played in Ahmedabad. On the second day of this match, when the players of Australia came on the ground, black bands were tied on their shoulders, seeing which everyone was surprised. Although the reason behind this is very sad, listening to which you will also have tears in your eyes.
Because of this Australian players tied black band
In fact, the mother of Australian team captain Pat Cummins passed away tragically on Saturday morning. She was suffering from illness for a long time and was undergoing treatment. Pat Cummins also left the Test series and went back home to take care of his mother. He left immediately after the Delhi Test.
On behalf of Indian Cricket, we express our sadness at the passing away of Pat Cummins mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family in this difficult period 🙏
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 10, 2023
Australian Cricket expressed grief over the death of Pat Cummins’ mother and wrote in a tweet that ‘We are deeply saddened by the death of Maria Cummins overnight. On behalf of Cricket Australia, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Pat Cummins. The Australian men’s team will wear a black armband today as a mark of respect.
We are deeply saddened at the passing of Maria Cummins overnight. On behalf of Australian Cricket, we extend our heartfelt condolences to Pat, the Cummins family and their friends. The Australian Men’s team will today wear black armbands as a mark of respect.
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) March 10, 2023
Cummins may be out of ODI series as well
Pat Cummins was very fond of his mother and in this sad time, he will not be able to return to the cricket field soon. Although these decisions are in their hands. But if he thinks of staying out of the field for some time, then he will not be able to play in the series starting from March 18 and the team will have to make another player the captain.
Australia squad for ODI series
Pat Cummins (captain), Steve Smith, David Warner, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Agar, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis and Adam Zampa.