Australian team offers condolences

Nov 15, 2011, 08:42 IST | IANS
The Australian team offered their condolences to the family of Peter Roebuck. "The team were left shaken after receiving the news of his death. Captain Michael Clarke received the news in the middle of the night and was in complete shock," the report said.

Australian batting coach Justin Langer praised Roebuck as a "great writer" and a "talent lost". A pale-looking Shane Watson also passed his wishes to the many colleagues of Roebuck covering the current tour of South Africa.

CA Chief Executive Officer James Sutherland also offered condolences to Roebuck. "He bought particular insight to his commentary based on his lengthy experience as a first-class cricketer and captain, and combined that with a singular flair for the written and spoken word."

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