Tiger Pataudi was a dashing and daring leader: PM Manmohan Singh

PM Manmohan Singh said Tiger Pataudi was “an embodiment of poise and polish and a great advocate of sportsmanship” Getty Images

New York: Sep 23, 2011

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has condoled the death of “legendary cricketer” Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, “dashing and daring captain, who brought a new confidence to the Indian cricket scene.”

In a message Manmohan Singh, who is here to attend the UN session, said: “Even after his playing days were over, he remained an iconic figure, an embodiment of poise and polish and a great advocate of sportsmanship.”

“I join thousands of Tiger Pataudi’s admirers in conveying my heartfelt sympathies with Sharmila Tagore and other members of the family,” the prime minister said. (IANS)