News4u-News Desk- Tributes poured in from all quarters as players, past administrators and important politicians paid tribute to the Iron Man of Indian cricket politics.
International Cricket Council in its tweet said “The ICC extends its deepest condolences upon the passing away of BCCI President and former ICC President Jagmohan Dalmiya.”
Former cricketers too expressed shock and aawe over the cricket administrator..Sachin Tendulkar in his tweet…
“Heartfelt condolences to the family & friends of Jagmohan Dalmiya. Had met him in June. little did I realise that it would be the last Will always cherish his encouragement & support over the years. Worked hard for the game of cricket & excelled as an administrator Was touched by his efforts to make my penultimate Test at Eden Gardens very special. RIP Jagmohan Dalmiya.
Anil Kumble in his tweet said “Saddened by Mr. Dalmiya’s death. Immense contribution to Indian and world cricket. A huge loss. Always a players man! Condolences to family!”
VVS Laxman also expressed grief “Deeply saddened 2 hear the news of the demise of Dalmiya Ji. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.May his soul, rest in peace”
Suresh Raina tweeted:”Big loss for India cricket. Mr. Dalmiya always showed the way. Rest in Peace sir#RIP”
Rohit Sharma also tweeted “Rip Dalmiya sir. My heartfelt condolences to the family”
Senior off-spinner Ravi Ashwin termed him as a fine administrator, “My condolences go out to the family and friends of Mr.Jagmohan Dalmiya. A fine administrator he was. Rip Sir,”
Shikhar Dhawan in his tweet said “Deepest condolences to the Dalmiya Family. Dalmiya Saab’s contribution to the Indian Cricket and @BCCI will always be cherished. #RIP,”
BJP president and former Gujarat Cricket Association chief Amit Shah also expressed grief over the sad demise of BCCI Chief. “My deepest condolences to the family of Shri Jagmohan Dalmiya on his demise …a big loss not only for Indian but World cricket.”
Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal said in a statement: “Shri Jagmohan Dalmiya’s demise a major loss for cricketing world. My prayers are with his family. Cricket has lost a great administrator.”
Former BCCI treasurer and secretary S.K. Nair “Dalmiya, apart from being his guide, was an outstanding administrator who changed the face of Indian cricket.”
Ratnakar Shetty, whose administrative capabilities were first identified by Dalmiya, said: “He was responsible for making the BCCI a powerful organisation, and helped it gain respect and admiration from the rest of the world. He helped BCCI stand on its own feet. The South African broadcasters paid $120,000 to the BCCI for the highlights of South Africa’s three-match 1991 series in India. Mr. Dalmiya was fantastic!”