Tiger Pataudi's death irreparable loss to cricket: Tamil Nadu governor

Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi had set Indian cricket high among the world by his captaincy, the Tamil Nadu governor said

Chennai: Sep 23, 2011

Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah condoled the death of former India cricket captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, terming his demise as an “irreparable loss” to Indian Cricket.

“I am deeply shocked and grieved to hear about the demise of the cricketing legend Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi. His death is an irreparable loss to the cricket fraternity and to the Indian cricket in particular” he said in a statement.

Pataudi was fondly called as “Tiger Pataudi” and had set Indian cricket high among the world by his captaincy, Rosaiah noted.

“I convey my sincere condolences to Sharmila Tagore (wife of Pataudi) and to the bereaved members of the family”, he added.

The 70-year-old cricket legend, who was suffering from lung infection for the last few months, died in New Delhi yesterday. (PTI)