Pataudi was a dashing and daring captain: PM

Updated: Sep 23, 2011, 10:48 AM IST

New York: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has condoled the death of "legendary cricketer" Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, "dashing and daring captain, who brought a new confidence to the Indian cricket scene."

In a message Manmohan Singh, who is in New York to attend the UN session, said: "Even after his playing days were over, he remained an iconic figure, an embodiment of poise and polish and a great advocate of sportsmanship."

"I join thousands of Tiger Pataudi`s admirers in conveying my heartfelt sympathies with Sharmila Tagore and other members of the family," the prime minister said.

IANS