Sportspersons pay tribute to Nelson Mandela on Twitter

Published: Dec 06, 2013, 11:33 IST | A Correspondent |

After Nelson Mandela passed away, many celebrities from various sports took to social networking site, Twitter to pay their respects to the great South African legend

AB de Villiers @ABdeVilliers - Let us now, more than ever, stick together as a nation! We owe him that much. #madiba you will be missed! #tata #inspiration #leader

JP Duminy @jpduminy21 - To a man who has changed the mindset of a nation, May we inspire and motivate as u hav. You will always b remembered #RIPNelsonMandela

Brian Lara @BrianLara - Great time to score a century @DMBravo46... 104* at lunch. "Sport has the power to change the world...." Nelson Mandela. #RIPMadiba

Brian Lara
Brian Lara. Pic/ Getty Images

Chris Gayle @henrygayle - RT @Coachsim13: He let his light shine so that other peoples light could shine also #RIPNelsonMandela

Shaun Pollock @7polly - Rest in peace Mr Mandela and thank you!!!......

Sanjay Manjrekar @sanjaymanjrekar - Met Mr Mandela In 1993. In a personal chat he spoke about Mahatma Gandhi, It was fascinating listening to one great man talk about another

Herschelle Gibbs @hershybru - The greatest statesman,a true leader amongst men and the most unique individual.the legend that is NELSON MANDELA.RIP

Glenn McGrath @glennmcgrath11 - The world has lost a great man. RIP Nelson Mandela.

Glenn Mcgrath
Glenn McGrath. Pic/ Atul Kamble

Bishan Bedi @BishanBedi - Obsesed wid anti-aparthied NelsonM was epitome o human resistance against all known tyrany!Truly tireles tenacious towering man our times!!

Azhar Mahmood @AzharMahmood11 - The world has lost a true inspiration to human race. But he leaves a strong message and legacy behind. #Mandela

Tiger Woods @TigerWoods - Pop & I felt your aura when we met, I feel it today & I will feel it forever. You have done so much for humanity...
You will always be in my heart Mr. Mandela.

Yohan Blake @YohanBlake - Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela. Father to the world. Your inspiration lives forever.

Aaron Finch @AaronFinch5 - #NelsonMandela what in inspiration to billions of people. May his legacy live on forever!

Vernon Philander @VDP_24 - RIP to a Legend. Left a legacy which is almost impossible to be repeated. #Mandela #truelegend

Usman Khawaja @Uz_Khawaja - Nice to see everyone at Adelaide oval this morning paying their respects to Nelson Mandela.

Adam Hollioake @adamhollioake - Always hated jokes people make bout famous people who die...I dare anyone to do it bout Nelson Mandella...will be shot down by the people

Ramachandra Guha @Ram_Guha - Unlike Gandhi, Mandela loved sport. On meeting a group of foreign visitors in jail, he asked: 'Is Don Bradman still alive?" ... 

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