Pataudi was a dashing and daring captain: PM

September 23rd, 2011 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh New York, Sep 23 (IANS) 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.

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