Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Smt. Ambika Soni has condoled the death of veteran Cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. In her condolence message to the bereaved family, Smt. Soni said –
â€œTiger Pataudi was a Cricketing Legend. As a role model for the cricketing fraternity, he charmed not only players but spectators across the globe with his subtle professionalism and charismatic presence. His innovative leadership gave a new meaning to professionalism in Indian cricket. His understanding of cricket was so intense that he always got the best out of his teammates.
The cricketing fraternity has lost a visionary, strategist and spirited team leader. His untimely death has left a void which will be difficult to fulfill. I hope and pray, the members of his bereaved family, Mrs. Sharmila Tagore and the children gather the necessary strength to overcome this unfortunate crisisâ€.