Read Tony Greig's final tweet

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Updated: Saturday, December 29, 2012, 12:13 [IST]
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Bangalore, Dec 29: "It is all happening here." "In comes the throw." "Little Kalu". "They are dancing in the isles." It is the end of these lines on TV during a cricket game as Tony Greig has left us.

Former England captain Greig, who passed away on Saturday (December 29) due to cardiac arrest in Sydney, after battling lung cancer, will always be remembered for his commentary.

Read Tony Greig's final tweet

Cricket world will miss his commentary on Television and he had many fans in India too.

Greig, who was born in South Africa on October 6, 1946, played cricket for England and had settled in Australia. He was with Australia's Channel Nine.

At 66, he lost his battle against cancer. Since being diagnosed with cancer in October, he was off air, however he was giving his views on his twitter account (@greigtalks). His last and final tweet was on December 25 where he praised Australia and Sri Lanka captains Michael Clarke and Mahela Jayawardene ahead of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.

This was his final tweet: "Not sure Clarke will play but in he and Mahela we have as captains two of the finest gents/strokemakers I have had the privilege to meet."

Greig played 58 Tests and 22 One Day Internationals. He scored 3,599 Test runs (8 hundreds, 20 fifties) and had 141 Test wickets. In ODIs, he scored 269 runs and took 19 wickets.

RIP Greig.


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Story first published:  Saturday, December 29, 2012, 11:12 [IST]
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