‘One of India’s greatest athletes’ – Cricketing fraternity reacts to Milkha Singh’s demise
The biggest names from the world of cricket, from Sachin Tendulkar to Sourav Ganguly have reacted to the death of Milkha Singh.
Updated - Jun 19, 2021 1:27 pm
Sprint legend Milkha Singh passed away on 18th June 2021 at the age of 91. It has been reported that he died due to Covid-19 complications. Also known as the ‘Flying Sikh’, Milkha was the first Indian athlete to win the gold medal in the Commonwealth games.
Milkha represented India in the 1956,1960 as well as the 1964 Olympic Games as well. Apart from that, Singh has also won a whopping 4 gold medals in the 1958 and the 1962 Asian Games. While he won the gold medal in the 200 m and 400 m category in the 1958 Asian Games, he won the gold medal in the 400 m and 4x 400 m relay category in the 1962 Asian Games.
Milkha Singh has also received the Padma Shri award from the Indian Govt. for his contribution to athletics. Also, a film was made on Milkha Singh’s career, titled ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’.
Cricketing Fraternity reacts to Milkha Singh’s death
And, after the death of the legendary athlete, the cricketing fraternity has poured out its love for Milkha Singh. And, the biggest names from the world of cricket, from Sachin Tendulkar to Sourav Ganguly have reacted to the death of Milkha Singh. While Tendulkar tweeted that Milkha Singh’s demise has left a void in every Indians’ heart, Sourav Ganguly stated that it was Milkha Singh who made young Indians dream.
VVS Laxman opined that Milkha Singh’s legacy will live on for generations to come, while Virender Sehwag tweeted that Milkha Singh’s name will be synonymous with courage and willpower.
Bowling legend Anil Kumble labeled Singh as an icon, while former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin tweeted that Singh was like a father figure to all the sportsmen in the country. Subramaniam Badrinath tweeted that the ‘Flying Sikh’ has inspired people to work hard and stay focused towards achieving their goals, and Vijay Shankar opined that Singh will forever remain in the hearts of Indians.
With the passing away of Milkha Singh, an unprecedented and glorious chapter in the history of Indian sport has come to a close.
Here is how the cricketing fraternity reacted to Milkha Singh’s demise
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 19, 2021
Heartbreaking news of the passing away of Milkha Singh ji.
His life and accomplishments will continue to inspire millions and in these memories, he will be eternal.
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 19, 2021
Absolute inspiration to our nation #RIPMilkhaSingh
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) June 19, 2021
Words can never express the enormous sadness we feel in losing our Indian Track Legend "Milkha Singh".Our Flying Sikh of India , our First Sports Superstar ever,will alwys Inspire us
“My condolences to his family and to entire Indian people, who lost such a great living legend.🙏 pic.twitter.com/1FRTDSojnY
— Laxmi Ratan Shukla (@Lshukla6) June 19, 2021
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) June 19, 2021
'The flying sikh'
With this name you can know the heights #MilkhaSingh ji achieved. Extremely sad to hear about his passing away. May his soul rest in peace. Legend always!
— Vinod Kambli (@vinodkambli349) June 19, 2021
— 𝑫𝒊𝒎𝒖𝒕𝒉 𝑲𝒂𝒓𝒖𝒏𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒏𝒂 (@IamDimuth) June 19, 2021
Rest in Peace our very own ‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh ji.
Your demise has left a deep void in every Indian’s heart today, but you shall keep inspiring several generations to come. pic.twitter.com/ImljefeUEN
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 19, 2021
Extremely saddened by this news ..RIP ,India's one of the greatest sportsman..you have made young Indians dream of becoming an athlete..had the privilege of knowing you so closely .. pic.twitter.com/mbEk9WPDBd
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) June 19, 2021
— Anureet (@anureet2388) June 19, 2021
Sad to hear the passing away of the legend #MilkhaSingh ji. His legacy will live on for generations to come. My heartfelt condolences to his family and well-wishers. Om Shanti pic.twitter.com/YgSRGaH9iP
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 19, 2021
India’s greatest @Olympics runner. Shook the world in 60s with his competitive spirit inspite of the most limited facilities. He took the word determination and will to compete to another level. Respect. God bless your soul. Condolences to @JeevMilkhaSingh & family 🙏🏻 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/oiJlkdK6fh
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) June 19, 2021
Sad to hear the legend #MilkhaSingh has passed away at age 91! Got to know of his story through the biopic 🎥 Such an inspiration to Indian athletics. 🕉Shanti #RIPMilkhaSinghji pic.twitter.com/BEQA8T7LFR
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) June 19, 2021
The great man #MilkaSingh ji has left us in body, but the name Milkha will always live on as being synonymous with courage and will-power.
What a man. My sincere condolences to his family. Om Shanti 🙏 pic.twitter.com/AW2FbM3zg1
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 19, 2021
Saddened by the passing away of Milkha Singh ji. His legacy will continue to inspire generations to come. Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends 🙏 pic.twitter.com/QuQfChhlru
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) June 19, 2021
Deeply saddened to hear the passing of Milkha SinghJi. His legacy will live on… a true legend and an icon. Condolences to his family and friends. 🙏🏽
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) June 19, 2021
Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of #MilkhaSingh ji. The man who inspired many like me, will always remain in our hearts. Our condolences to the family. #OmShanti 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/PBbJ37tas9
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) June 19, 2021
The Flying Sikh has flown away but the legend shall live on forever! #MilkhaSingh
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) June 19, 2021
— Harpreet Brar (@thisisbrar) June 19, 2021
Extremely saddened by the passing away of Milkha Singh. He was the father figure for all sportsmen. May his soul rest in peace.
— Mohammed Azharuddin (@azharflicks) June 19, 2021
If at all there was a sportsman cut across generations it was the legendary #MilkhaSingh right from the times when I graduated to today's generation. Everyone was inspired and would continue to do so. Fly well, Sir 🙏 #RIPMilkhaSingh pic.twitter.com/kV0RxbqLjc
— Stay Home – Stay Safe – Get Vaccinated 🙏 (@hemangkbadani) June 19, 2021
Only for true legends like #MilkhaSingh ji, words are never enough to describe his greatness and contribution. Om Shanti 🙏
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) June 19, 2021
An inspiration to so many that transcends time and generations May your soul merge with light and attain Sadgati 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/ZIpjBjFyUQ
— Kartik Murali (@kartikmurali) June 19, 2021
Extremely saddened to hear about the demise of legendary Milkha Singh Ji. May his soul rest in peace. My condolences to friends & family. pic.twitter.com/s8sRuA9AeY
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) June 19, 2021
— Chetan Sharma (@chetans1987) June 19, 2021
— Gurkeerat Mann (@gurkeeratmann22) June 19, 2021
— Dhawal Kulkarni (@dhawal_kulkarni) June 19, 2021
The #FlyingSikh has and will forever inspire many many generations of sportsmen to build confidence by working hard, be resilient through tough times ,and stay focused towards their goals #MilkhaSingh #RIPMilkhaSinghji pic.twitter.com/OEBnqFfL7F
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) June 19, 2021
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) June 19, 2021
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) June 19, 2021
— Navdeep Saini (@navdeepsaini96) June 19, 2021
“You can achieve anything in life. It just depends on how desperate you are to achieve it” – MILKHA SINGH
Forever in our hearts !!
— Vijay Shankar (@vijayshankar260) June 19, 2021
Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of one of India's greatest athletes, Milkha Singh ji.
May his soul rest in peace. 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/Pesq3yjC6L
— DK (@DineshKarthik) June 19, 2021