Cricket Fraternity mourns over the sudden death of the former Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley.
In the form of sad news, Arun Jaitley, the BJP leader, and former Finance Minister passed away at the age of 66. Mr. Jaitley had been admitted to the AIIMS Hospital earlier this month owing to breathing problems.
A prominent personality, Mr. Jaitley had also served as the president of Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) in the past. Under his leadership, many players were given chance to represent Delhi city including himself, said Virender Sehwag.
But under his leadership at the DDCA, many players including me got a chance to represent India. He listened to needs of the players & was a problem solver. Personally shared a very beautiful relationship with him. My thoughts & prayers are with his family & loved ones. Om Shanti https://t.co/Kl4NpprR6W
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 24, 2019
Mr. Jaitley was also the IPL governing council member, and a passionate cricket follower. As the sad news spread, the entire cricket fraternity mourned over the death of Arun Jaitley.
A former IPL Governing Council member, Shri Arun Jaitley was a passionate cricket follower and a respected administrator.
May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/zZelmQCWPj
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) August 24, 2019
Gautam Gambhir, the former captain of the Delhi Ranji team considered Mr. Jaitley as the father figure. His special Tweet for Mr. Jaitley speaks a lot about his aura.
A father teaches u to speak but a father figure teaches u to talk. A father teaches u to walk but a father figure teaches u to march on. A father gives u a name but a father figure gives u an identity. A part of me is gone with my Father Figure Shri Arun Jaitley Ji. RIP Sir.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 24, 2019
Here are some of the other Twitter reactions from prominent cricket personalities on Mr. Jaitley’s death.
BCCI condoles the sad demise of Shri Arun Jaitley.
The BCCI shares the pain and grief of the Jaitley family & prays for the departed soul pic.twitter.com/KkAyL4Evdy
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 2019
RIP #ArunJaitley Ji.. My sincere condolences to your family and loved ones 🙏
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) August 24, 2019
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 24, 2019
Deeply saddened by the untimely demise of Shri. Arun Jaitley. Fondly remember our conversations around cricket. His contributions in every field will remain unparalleled. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. 🙏🏽
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 24, 2019
Deeply saddened by the demise of #ArunJaitley ji. My heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones 🙏🏽
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 24, 2019
My heartfelt condolences to the family and followers of #ArunJaitley Ji. Will always remember your contributions towards cricket, RIP Sir. 🙏
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) August 24, 2019
Gone too soon. Deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Arun Jaitley Ji. He will always be remembered for his landmark economic initiatives that have helped the nation push itself forward. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) August 24, 2019
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 24, 2019
Very saddened to hear that Shri Arun Jaitley has passed away. Apart from the many hats he wore, he was a cricket lover. Too soon. Only 66.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 24, 2019
We hope Arun Jaitley’s work continues to inspire millions of people. May his soul Rests in Peace, and may God give courage and strength to his family members.
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