Indian Cricketers Offers Condolences on Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s Death

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The Indian cricket team condoled the death of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died at the age of 93 in New Delhi on Thursday.

Vajpayee was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on June 11 and passed away on August 16 at 5.05 PM, according to a statement issued by AIIMS. For the past 36 hours, Atalji’s condition was declining. Several political leaders were visiting him in the hospital since yesterday.

The former Prime Minister was being treated for kidney infection, chest congestion, urinary tract infection and low urine output.

After Vajpayee’s death was announced, the BCCI tweeted to offer their condolences on behalf of the Indian cricket team. Indian team is in England and will be playing their 3rd Test on Saturday.

Besides, cricket greats Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag, Cheteshwar Pujara, R Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan also tweeted to pay their respects.


Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji served as India’s Prime Minister three times. During his tenure as PM, he had ordered nuclear tests to make India a nuclear weapons power.

Vajpayee Ji was a great admirer of sport, especially cricket. He always pushed every child to be a sportsperson and always keep the sportsmanspiriit alive in them.

We wish that his soul always rest in peace.


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