Dubai: Virat Kohli and Co. were spotted wearing black armbands in their Super 12 match against Namibia at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Monday to pay their tributes to renowned cricket coach Shri Tarak Sinha, who breathed his last on Saturday. Sinha was suffering from lung cancer.

The BCCI twitter handle posted just before the commencement of the match, explaining why Team India wore black armbands in their last match of the T20 World Cup 2021.

Tarak Sinha who was also popularly known as ‘Ustaadji’, was a recipient of India’s Dronacharya Award in 2018 for his lifetime contributions to the sport. He is the founder of the Sonnet Club in Delhi, which has produced 12 India internationals and more than 100 first-class cricketers. Some of his famous students included Ashish Nehra, Aakash Chopra, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan and Anjum Chopra.

He also served as the coach of the women’s cricket team between 2001 and 2002.

In his personal life, Sinha was known to have limited means. Former India international Ashish Nehra once came in for his aid and bought him an apartment in New Delhi when coach Sinha faced eviction note from his landlord.