After the news of the death of Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan broke out, the cricketing world went into a state of mourning. Known for wide range of critically-acclaimed films in Hindi cinema, such as Paan Singh Tomar and Haider, apart from several big-budget Hollywood films such as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Life of Pi, Irrfan was regarded as one of the best actors across the world. He passed away early morning on Wednesday at the age of 53 after he was admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Tuesday, where was under observation for colon infection.
Several current members of Indian cricket team, including skipper Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, R Ashwin, and Mohammed Shami also expressed their condolences.“Saddened to hear about the passing of Irrfan Khan. What a phenomenal talent and dearly touched everyone’s heart with his versatility. May god give peace to his soul,” Kohli wrote on Twitter.
Saddened to hear about the passing of Irrfan Khan. What a phenomenal talent and dearly touched everyone’s heart with his versatility. May god give peace to his soul 🙏
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 29, 2020
Saddened to hear the passing away of #IrfanKhan. Condolences to the entire family. An actor of great caliber! You will be cherished by us until eternity. RIP.
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) April 29, 2020
“R.I.P @irrfank Ji. Always enjoyed your amazing work and your mind-blowing skills as an actor and artist. Sincere condolences and prayers for the family,” Shikhar Dhawan said.
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) April 29, 2020
“Extremely saddened to hear about the demise of #IrfanKhan. He was truly an actor with immense talent & high caliber. He will be missed badly. My heartfelt condolences to the family,” Raina added.
RIP #IrrfanKhan 🙏
— lets stay indoors India 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) April 29, 2020
Apart from current stars, several retired Indian cricketers such as Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif also expressed their condolences.
Sad to hear the news of #IrrfanKhan passing away. He was one of my favorites & I’ve watched almost all his films, the last one being Angrezi Medium. Acting came so effortlessly to him, he was just terrific.
May his soul Rest In Peace. 🙏🏼
Condolences to his loved ones. ☹️ pic.twitter.com/gaLHCTSbUh
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 29, 2020
I know the journey I know the pain and I know he fought till the end some are lucky to survive some don’t I’m sure you are in a better place now Irfan Khan my condolence to your family. May his soul rip
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 29, 2020
There are actors who have the ability to move you with every performance, irrespective of role or medium! Irrfan Khan was one of those rare gems! Indispensable. He went too soon! RIP!
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 29, 2020
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 29, 2020
Saddened to hear the passing away of #IrrfanKhan. A wonderful actor. Gone too soon. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) April 29, 2020
A great actor and a great talent. Heartfelt
Condolences to his family and well – wishers #IrfanKhan
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 29, 2020
Irrfan’s last film was Angrezi Medium, ahead of which the actor had shared an empowering video message for his fans, stating that the only choice he had was to remain positive. “One doesn’t have any other choice but to remain positive. Whether you are able to make lemonade in such situations is entirely up to you. We’ve made this film with the same sort of positivity. I hope this film is able to make you laugh and cry in equal measure.”