Arun Jaitley played a huge role in many Delhi players getting a chance to play for India: Virender Sehwag
Jaitley passed away at AIIMS on Saturday.
India’s former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley passed away on Saturday aged 66 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He was admitted to the AIIMS on July 29 after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness. Jaitley was on life support for the last few days and lost his life on August 24. His contribution to the Indian Politics is immense but apart from that he also worked for the betterment of the Delhi and the Indian Cricket.
He served as the President of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) for 13 years. He was also the vice-president of the BCCI and looked set to replace N Srinivasan as the President after the IPL spot-fixing scandal. But the saga witnessed him resigning from his position. He also soon resigned from his DDCA post after working for the cricket in Delhi and the stadiums.
Arun Jaitley was avid follower and lover of the game and his demise has expectedly left the Indian cricketing fraternity in grief. Virender Sehwag who also hails from Delhi took to his official Twitter handle to pay tribute Jaitley and revealed how he used to listen to the players and solve their problems.
He was a problem solver
Virender Sehwag also went on to say that a lot of Delhi cricketers went on to play for India when Arun Jaitley became the DDCA President. The former India opener also got his first chance to play for the country when Jaitley was at the helm. Sehwag also mentioned that he had a great relationship with the 66-year-old.
“Pained at the passing away of #ArunJaitley ji. Apart from having served greatly in public life, he played a huge role in many players from Delhi getting an opportunity to represent India. There was a time when not many players from Delhi got a chance at the highest level.
“But under his leadership at the DDCA, many players including me got a chance to represent India. He listened to needs of the players & was a problem solver. Personally shared a very beautiful relationship with him. My thoughts & prayers are with his family & loved ones. Om Shanti,” Sehwag wrote in a series of tweets.
Here are his tweets: