Mumbai, Sep. 16 (ANI): Condoling the death of former BCCI chairmen Raj Singh Dungarpur, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar dedicated his 44th ODI century to the man who selected him for international cricket in 1989.
“Wherever Rajbhai is he was definitely watching us yesterday and feeling happy for Indian team for having won yesterday. I’d like to take this opportunity to say that yesterday’s 100 was for Raj Bhai. We miss you Rajbhai,” Tendulkar said.
Dungarpur, 73, was suffering from Alzheimer’s and had died on Saturday.
Dugarpur belonged to the Dungarpur royal family and also played first class cricket for Rajasthan.
Tendulkar urged officials of Cricket Club of India, where Dungarpur played and also presided as president for almost a decade and a half, to name one of its gate after him.
“I know that here, CCI have named rooms after the ex-cricketers, the library is also named after a cricketer. Just like Prof. Shetty, I would like to request the management of CCI, I think the appropriate thing to do would be to name the main gate after Rajbhai because that is where I think is the right place for Rajbhai and I would strongly urge that,” said Tendulkar.
Veteran cricketers, Bapu Nadkarni, Dilip Vengsarkar, Sandeep Patil, Karsan Ghavri, Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Milind Rege and Ajit Agarkar were also present at the condolence meeting. (ANI)