The Indian cricket team and the BCCI joined the nation in mourning the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away on Thursday after battling ill health. He was 93.
"The Indian cricket team and BCCI condoles the sad demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Atalji dedicated his life in service of the nation," the BCCI said in a statement.
Several former and current India cricketers also took to Twitter to condole the demise of the former Prime Minister.
Anil Kumble: "A sad day for the country, as we lose one of our greatest leaders. #AtalBihariVajpayee contributed so much for the betterment of the country. May his soul rest in peace."
Ravi Ashwin: "It's been a sad week, the demise of one of India's finest leaders "Mr. Vajpayee" is heartbreaking,"
Shikhar Dhawan: "My deepest condolences on the passing of our former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji. One of the few politicians I always respected for his honesty and devotion to the national cause. May his soul rest in peace."
Cheteshwar Pujara: "Deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji. His values and ideologies will be remembered forever."