Jagmohan Dalmiya was the 'Muhammad Ali of BCCI': Ravi Shastri

Sep 23, 2015, 08:29 IST | A Correspondent

Team India Director Ravi Shastri paid a glorious tribute to late president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Jagmohan Dalmiya (75), who passed away on Sunday following a massive cardiac attack, calling him the "Muhammad Ali of the BCCI".

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Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri 

Speaking to ANI yesterday, the former India skipper said: "In his prime, he batted like Vivian Richards.

He played more shots than other administrators, scored more hundreds and wielded his stick.

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Jagmohan Dalmiya
Jagmohan Dalmiya 

"I would often pull his leg later on that he is the undisputed heavyweight champion of BCCI. You write him off at your own peril.

He was like the Muhammad Ali of the BCCI. His contribution was massive. He was very passionate about the game. For him it was the BCCI and that's it."

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