New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar expressed his condolences on the death of Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi on Thursday.
"It is a terrible loss to the cricketing world. I had the privilege of meeting him on a few occasions. World cricket will miss a hero like him. I really respected him.", said the master blaster.
Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, one of the greatest cricket captains India has produced, died in New Delhi on Thursday after battling with a lung infection which was diagnosed about three months back.
Several people from the cricketing world also expressed their commiserations on Pataudi's demise.
Former Indian batsman Sanjay Manjrekar tweeted; "mansur ali khan pataudi was a real star of indian cricket..even, long after he had retired...we will miss him ! RIP."
Rohit Sharma also tweeted, "Sad to hear about Tiger Pataudi, One of the fore fathers of Indian cricket. Legend, will be missed."
Known for establishing the winning mentality in the Indian side, Pataudi had huge amount of respect among the young and the old of the Indian team. Yuvraj Singh tweeted, "You were always a tiger !! India has lost one of the best captains ever ! Rest in piece ! Respect".
New BCCI President N Srinivasan also expressed his condolences on Pataudi's death.