Tendulkar pays tribute to ‘South Africa legend’ Clive Rice

New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday expressed his condolence over the demise of former South Africa captain Clive Rice, who passed away at the age of 66 earlier today.

“One of the best all rounders the game has seen. Was an imposing personality. #RIP Clive Rice,” Tendulkar wrote on Twitter.

Rice, who died in a hospital in Cape Town, had been fighting a long battle with brain tumour. He had also visited India in March to receive robotic radiation treatment.

Regarded as one of the best all-rounders of his era, Rice scored first-class 26,331 runs at an average of 40.95 and took 930 wickets at 22.49.

Rice could only play three one-day internationals as his career coincided with South Africa’s sporting isolation during apartheid.

He was appointed as South Africa’s first captain in ODIs after their readmission to international cricket in 1991. (ANI)

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