Muhammad Ali was suffering from Parkinson disease for three decades and passed away at age of 74 © Getty Images
Muhammad Ali was suffering from Parkinson disease for three decades and passed away at age of 74 © Getty Images

After struggling with Parkinson’s disease, boxing legend Muhammad Ali passed away at the age of 74, said a spokesperson from his family on Friday. Recently, Ali was hospitalised for respiratory ailment. Apart from his ailment, he has been going through Parkinson’s for more than three decades. He was hospitalised in Phoenix, Arizona this week. Ali retired from boxing in 1981 with a records of 56 wins, 37 by knockout and five losses. Knowing legend he is and sportsmen have been following him since decades, cricketers were taken aback with this sad news on Friday morning. Most of the cricketers posted their condolences and expressed their bit for the ‘Titan of Boxing’. ALSO READ: Delhi Daredevils display Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali quotes to motivate players

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was not just Indian cricketers but also players from across the globe expressing grief. Concern for the three-time heavyweight world champion had grown throughout Friday amid reports that his respiratory trouble was complicated by the Parkinson’s that had left the fighter called “The Greatest” increasingly frail. Known for his achievements in rings and civil right activism, he has been hospitalised earlier many a times.
He spent time in hospital in 2014 after suffering a mild case of pneumonia and again in 2015 for a urinary tract infection.

Considering he suffered maximum punches during his studded career, Parkinsons had set in by them and restricted his speaking skills. But he continued to make appearances and express his views through family members or spokesperson. In April, he attended a Celebrity Fight Night Dinner in Phoenix that raised funds for treatment of Parkinson’s.