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PM’s tribute to ‘stylish’ batsman

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday joined the many mourning voices at the passing away of former Indian skipper and great Test opener Syed Mushtaq Ali. The Prime Minister said Ali was one of the finest all-rounders who represented the country with great distinction and that he will be remembered for his “stylish batting, quality spin bowling and for carrying on highest traditions of sportsmanship.”

The following are the other tributes:

GREG CHAPPELL: It's a great loss to the cricketing world. He was one of the greatest batsmen of all time with a destructive style. My condolences to the family.

JAGMOHAN DALMIYA: He played in style. He was unorthodox but elegant, flamboyant and immensely popular, yet a perfect gentleman. Even in his last days, he had offered tips to youngsters.

POLLY UMRIGAR: He was a fearless hooker of the ball, one of the finest to play the shot, and used to step out and play the shot against the fast bowlers. He was an attacking batsman right from the word go. He was also a thorough gentleman.

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