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.
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.