The England series has been particularly tough for India. In the 5-match series, India is already down by 0-2. Keeping this in mind, the third test is crucial since this would be the first time under the captaincy of Virat Kohli that India stands the risk of losing a series by such a heavy margin. 

However, veteran West Indies player, Michael Holding took a dig at the Indian team for wearing black bands in memory of Ajit Wadekar, former Indian captain. Holding said, "Indian players are wearing the black band not because they are 0-2 down." This he said before he clarified the main reason behind the black band while commenting on the third match.

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Remembering Ajit Wadekar, head coach Ravi Shastri told reporters on the eve of the third Test, "I knew Ajit very well from a very young age. He lived in the same building as I did and all I will say is that he was one of our finest captains and a great manager. When it came to man-management skills, he was as shrewd as anyone you will ever get as a captain." 

Wadekar was the first Indian captain to lead the nation to a Test victory in England in 1971. On Wednesday, the 77-year-old passed away in Mumbai after battling prolonged illness. Team India observed a minute of silence in Nottingham remembering the great skipper.