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“Was once deeply inspired by way of his multifaceted personality”: PM Modi leads tributes for cricket stalwart Salim Durani

Top Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed grief over the demise of 88-year-old former India cricketer Salim Durani.

PM Modi shared a heartfelt message on Twitter,pronouncing, ” Salim Durani Ji had an overly outdated and robust affiliation with Gujarat. He performed for Saurashtra and Gujarat for a couple of years. He additionally made Gujarat his house. I’ve had the chance to engage with him and was once deeply inspired by way of his multifaceted personality. He’s going to for sure be ignored.”

“I had the chance to engage with the nice Salim Durani Ji on more than a few events. One such instance was once in January 2004 at a programme in Jamnagar, wherein a statue of the nice cricketer Vinoo Mankad Ji was once inaugurated. Listed here are some recollections from the programme,” PM Modi tweeted.

Aside from PM Modi, fellow political leaders Shashi Tharoor and JP Nadda, too, got here ahead to precise their grief.

“Saddened by way of the scoop that cricket legend SalimDurani has kicked the bucket. Born in Kabul too early for the white-ball generation wherein he’d have thrived, the unstable genius was once a crowd-pleaser&public favorite: ‘No Durani No Take a look at’ posters went up when he was once dropped in opposition to England. RIP,” stated Shashi Tharoor in a tweet.

“Deeply saddened by way of the scoop of Salim Durani Ji’s loss of life. He was once a real icon of Indian cricket identified for his immense talent and performed an important function in a few of our maximum historical victories. My ideas & prayers are along with his friends and family right through this difficult time. Om Shanti,” stated JP Nadda in a tweet.

The cricketing fraternity additionally paid wealthy tributes to one in all Indian cricket’s tallest and most dear figures. ‘Grasp Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar, fellow batting stalwart VVS Laxman, former India girls’s captain Mithali Raj and BCCI secretary Jay Shah paid their respects to Durani.

“Deeply saddened to listen to in regards to the passing of Salim Durani ji. A in reality heat and loving particular person. My ideas and prayers are along with his circle of relatives right through this tough time. Leisure in peace,” Sachin wrote in a tweet.

“India’s first Arjuna Award successful cricketer and a person who hit sixes on public call for, Salim Durani. Om Shanti. Heartfelt Condolences to his circle of relatives, buddies and family members,” stated VVS Lakman in a tweet.

“Simply heard the sorrowful information of Salim Durani ji passing away. My heartfelt condolences to his friends and family,” stated Mithali Raj in a tweet.

“Gutted to listen to in regards to the passing away of one in all Group India legends Salim Durani. As of late, we have now misplaced one in all Indian cricket’s crown jewels. Condolences to his circle of relatives. RIP Salim Durani ji,” stated Jay Shah in a tweet.

In a profession spanning greater than a decade, Durani now not most effective produced a number of stunning, but breathtaking moments at the cricket box but in addition at the large display.

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