IND vs AFG | India wear black armbands in honour of David Johnson's tragic passing

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The entire Indian team donned black armbands on their sleeves in their opening Super 8s encounter against Afghanistan, in Barbados on Thursday, to pay tribute to David Johnson. The former Indian pacer suffered an untimely death earlier in the day after falling of his home's balcony in Bengaluru.

David Johnson was 52 years old at the time of his passing and is survived by his wife and three children.

‌Johnson represented India in two Tests in 1996, against Australia and South Africa respectively, wherein he managed the scalps of Michael Slater, Herschelle Gibbs, and Brian McMillan. However, a lack of control meant the pacer was not afforded another chance once Javagal Srinath returned from injury to resume his partnership with Venkatesh Prasad.

The right-arm medium quick's career spanned 39 first-class games and 32 List A games, reaping him 125 and 41 wickets respectively. Johnson announced his retirement at the end of the 2000/01 season but continued to participate in honorary exhibition games.

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