Cricket world shocked by Tony Greig's death

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Updated: Saturday, December 29, 2012, 15:33 [IST]
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Bangalore, Dec 29: Cricket world, on Saturday, expressed shock at the sudden demise of former England captain turned commentator Tony Greig.

Cricketers, former and present took to micro-blogging site Twitter to express their condolences. Greig had huge fans for his commentary and was part of Australia's Channel Nine.

Cricket world shocked by Greig's death

Here is what they said.

Shane Warne ‏@warne888

What terrible & sad news about the passing of Tong Greig,he was a wonderful man & a good friend,my heart goes out to all his family RIP ! Tony did so much for the game of cricket & always stood up for what he believed in & had the game of cricket at heart, we will all miss him. Don't forget as well as a wonderful commentator he was also a great cricketer.. RIP my friend & all my love to your family... I took hat-trick in 1994 at the MCG Tony Greig was there that day & was the best person to call it.

Brian Lara ‏@BrianLara

RIP Tony Greig!! You have left a great footprint on the world of cricket. My condolences to the Greig family.

Glenn McGrath ‏@glennmcgrath11

My thoughts are with Tony Greig's family today. RIP Tony Greig :(

Brett Lee ‏@BrettLee_58

OMG Poor Tony Greig. I feel so sad and shocked right now. Can't believe it

Graeme Smith ‏@GraemeSmith49

So sad & shocked to hear about tony Grieg passing.my thoughts are with his family and friends! Rip tony

Sanjay Manjrekar ‏@sanjaymanjrekar

Still recovering from the news of Tony Greig passing away...absolutely shocking !!

Jacques Kallis ‏@jacqueskallis75

RIP Tony Greig. Very sad news

Bishan Bedi ‏@BishanBedi

Tony Greig moves on-sorry mate yur demise may not get much space-V've monumental repentence to catch up in India,RIP big Fella

Matt Prior ‏@MattPrior13

Can't believe one of my heroes Tony Greig has passed away. One of the greatest voices in cricket and will be sorely missed. #RIPGreigy

Luke Wright ‏@lukewright204

Gutted to hear that Tony Greig has passed away. A legend on and off the field. Our thoughts are with his family and friends #RIPGreigy

Dav Whatmore ‏@dfwhatmore

Just landed in chennai and learnt of Tony Greig's passing. Deepest sympathies to his family. Great man, great career. He will be missed.

Jason Gillespie ‏@YCCCDizzy

RIP Greigy. You will be missed mate. #pioneer

Meyrick Pringle ‏@MeyrickPringle

RIP Tony Greig has died at the age of 66 - Greig was born in South Africa and captained England - He later served as a cricket commentator.

Graham Manou ‏@GrahamManou

RIP Tony Greig So many memories So much to thank him for, for where the modern game is, along with many of his mates @ the time #leader

Pat Symcox ‏@PatSymcox77

Just lost a friend.Thanks for everything Greigie.RIP bud

Hylton Deon Ackerman ‏@ackershd

Rip tony greig.

Damien Martyn ‏@dmartyn30

Sad day with the news of Tony Greig passing away ! #RIPTonygreig #liveeveryday

Alviro Petersen ‏@AlviroPetersen

RIP Tony Greig.

Alan Wilkins ‏@alanwilkins22

Today's millionaire cricketers owe an immeasurable debt to Tony Greig, Kerry Packer, Mark Mascarenhas and Ian Chappell.

Trent Copeland ‏@copes9

Speechless regarding Tony Greig. Had the pleasure of meeting the big man and what a passionate cricket tragic. RIP

herschelle gibbs ‏@hershybru

Rip Tony Greig.... Good man indeed.

Callum Ferguson ‏@calferguson12

Going to miss listening to Tony Grieg on Ch9... A huge loss to the Cricket community. RIP.

Russel Arnold ‏@RusselArnold69

RIP Tony Greig.. Mentor and Friend. We will miss you a genuine friend and admirer of SL cricket. It was indeed a pleasure to have known you!

Greg Blewett ‏@blewy214

Very sad news about Tony Greig. Great guy and was always great company. #RIPTonyGreig

Moises Henriques ‏@Mozzie21

Very sad news about Tony Greig's passing. Inspired many young & experienced cricketers with his knowledge. Thoughts are with his family. RIP

Mickey Arthur ‏@MickeyArthur

RIP-Tony Greig.A very good man!

Alan Wilkins ‏@alanwilkins22

Tony Greig will forever be in our commentary box. RIP Tony. It was a privilege to play against you and to work with you.


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Story first published:  Saturday, December 29, 2012, 12:23 [IST]
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