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Irrfan Khan Tribute: Sachin Tendulkar To Virat Kohli, Sports Community Mourns Demise Of The Actor

The sports community mourned the death of Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan


Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan passed away at the age of 54 at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. The demise of the versatile actor left everyone in shock. Everyone from politicians to Bollywood celebrities has been paying tribute to the late actor. The sports community also mourned the death of Irrfan Khan as sportspersons and commentators took to social media to express their grief over the news.

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Cricket Legend Sachin Tendulkar was amongst the many sportspersons who took to social media to mourn the untimely passing of Irrfan Khan. He tweeted, “He was one of my favorites & I’ve watched almost all his films, the last one being Angrezi Medium. Acting came so effortlessly to him, he was just terrific.”

Indian national team skipper Virat Kohli also expressed his grief over the news. He wrote, “Saddened to hear about the passing of Irrfan Khan. What a phenomenal talent and dearly touched everyone’s heart with his versatility.”

Former Indian cricketer Virendra Sehwag offered his condolences to the late actor’s family. He stated, “A great actor and a great talent. Heartfelt Condolences to his family and well – wishers”

Fast bowler Mohammad Shami was also saddened by the passing of the ‘Angerezi Medium’ actor. He praised the actor and offered condolences to his family.  “An actor of great caliber! You will be cherished by us until eternity.”

Indian politician and former cricketer Gautam Gambhir was all praise for the actor’s rare talent. He tweeted, “There are actors who have the ability to move you with every performance, irrespective of role or medium! Irrfan Khan was one of those rare gems! Indispensable. He went too soon! RIP!”

Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan paid his respects and offered his condolences to the family. “Always enjoyed your amazing work and your mind-blowing skills as an actor and artist. Sincere condolences and prayers for the family.”

Meanwhile, Indian batsman Suresh Raina was extremely saddened to hear about the actor’s demise. He said, “He was truly an actor with immense talent & high caliber. He will be missed badly.”

However, it was not just cricket personalities that paid their respects to the actor. Professional Badminton player Saina Nehwal was amongst the many sportspersons to express her grief over the passing of Irrfan Khan. She shared a photo of herself with the versatile actor.

In addition, Indian footballer Sunil Chhetri thanked the actor for his brilliant work. He wrote, “Khan sahab, you were brilliant at what you did and that will always live on.”

Moreover, the official Twitter page of the Indian National Football Team & All India Football Federation (AIFF) also tweeted to mark the sad occasion. “We mourn the untimely loss of #IrrfanKhan, who touched one and all with his beautiful performances on screen. RIP”

Boxer Vijender Singh expressed shock about the news. He tweeted,

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