New Delhi: Former IPL chairman Lalit Modi on Monday paid tribute to late BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya, saying the visionary administrator was a "worthy opponent".
"Mr Dalmiya was a visionary, a very worthy opponent. My thoughts are with his family. Indian cricket will remember his contribution forever!," tweeted Modi, who has been living in the UK since the BCCI charged him for money launderings during his term as IPL chairman.
Dalmiya, who passed away after a cardiac arrest in a hospital in Kolkata at the age of 75 last night, was cremated today with full state honours.
Dalmiya not only revolutionised the game in the Indian sub-continent but also shifted the powerhouse of cricket from the corridors of MCC to India.
Credited for making BCCI as the wealthiest board in world cricket, Dalmiya, who also served the ICC as its President for one term, was known for his visionary ideas and marketing genius.