All About David Johnson, Former Indian Cricket Player

All About David Johnson, Former Indian Cricket Player

Indian players have worn black armbands in their T20 World Cup match against Afghanistan. The team paid tribute to former fast bowler David Johnson by wearing black armbands.

The India vs Afghanistan match is currently in progress. The Men in Blue have set a firm target of 182 runs for Afghanistan to win the game. Suryakumar Yadav has been the highlight of the India vs Afghanistan match.

However, fans are concerned about why Indian cricketers are wearing black armbands. Some sources reveal that India has paid tribute to its former fast bowler, David Johnson, by wearing the armbands.

Who was David Johnson?

David Johnson was a former Indian cricketer who played two Test matches for India. Even though his international career was not very long, Johnson earned a lot of fame in domestic cricket. He played domestically for the Karnataka team and earned huge respect as a player.

His performance in domestic cricket also gave him a chance to debut in international cricket. However, due to inconsistency and fitness reasons, David Johnson did not play many international matches.

Johnson was born on October 16, 1971, in Arasikere, Karnataka. He was a right-arm fast-medium bowler known for his pace and ability to generate bounce.

David Johnson made his debut for India in a Test match against Australia in Delhi in October 1996. He played only two Test matches for India, both in the 1996-97 season, against Australia and South Africa. In these matches, he took three wickets.

After retiring from professional cricket, David Johnson coached and mentored young cricketers. However, his sudden death has left the cricket world in mourning.

David Johnson’s Cause of Death

According to reports, David Johnson died after falling from a high-rise building. However, the police are currently investigating the matter. Some people have also expressed suspicion of suicide.

It is too early to make any claims about the shocking news. However, the death has been very disappointing for the cricket world.

Cricketers’ Reactions to David Johnson’s Death

Several Indian players have expressed their heartfelt thoughts regarding David Johnson’s death. In a post, Sachin Tendulkar wrote, “Deeply saddened by the passing of my former teammate, David. He was full of life and never gave up on the field. My thoughts are with his friends and family.”

“Shocked and sad to hear about the passing away of David Johnson. Heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones. Om Shanti,” Venkatesh Prasad wrote.

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