Pradeep Kumar Banerjee, who gave soccer gold to Hindustan on the Asian Games, died on Friday. This creates a wave of mourning in Indian sports activities world.
PK Banerjee was a determine who impressed not solely footballers, but additionally gamers of different sports activities. Sourav Ganguly admitted that Banerjee had a serious affect on his profession. From Sachin Tendulkar, Baichung Bhutia, Shyam Thapa, all the good gamers have known as PK Banerjee's loss of life an incomplete loss.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly mourned the loss of life of PK Banerjee. He tweeted, "Today I misplaced a really shut particular person. An individual whom I cherished and revered a lot. <! –
He has had an important affect on my profession since I used to be 18 years outdated. His positivity was a giant deal. May his soul relaxation in peace. . Lost two shut ones this week. "PK Banerjee died on the age of 83 on Friday as a result of a chest an infection.
Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, former footballer Baichung Bhutia, Subrata Bhattacharya and Indian soccer crew captain Sunil Chhetri additionally paid tribute to the loss of life of PK Banerjee. Tendulkar tweeted, "Tribute to the great football player of India PK Banerjee on his death. I have great memories of him and the positivity he gave me."
At the identical time Sunil Chhetri wrote, "I express my condolences to Banerjee's family as well as to Indian football. He was a guide in every way and his achievements will always be in the history of Indian football."
Baichung Bhutia mentioned, "He was an excellent man. A really glad particular person and like my father to me. I’m fortunate that I performed considered one of my greatest matches beneath his steerage. He is a giant loss for Indian soccer. He Among the best gamers and coaches of India. ”Mohan Bagan was defeated 4–1 by coach Banerjee's East Bengal within the semi-finals of the 1997 Federation Cup. Bhutia hit a hat-trick on this match performed in entrance of 1,31,000 spectators.
Former Indian soccer crew defender Subrata Bhattacharya mentioned that it was Banerjee who taught him to play towards an important soccer participant like Pelé and made him the star he needed to be. Subrata mentioned, "He taught us what no one else has taught. As a player and coach, Pradeep Da's support in Indian football is incomparable and I don't need to say that."
Banerjee was the coach of Mohun Bagan's crew that held Pelé's crew New York Cosmos to a 2-2 draw. Subrata was the captain of that Mohun Bagan crew. The crew consisted of Shibaji Banerjee, Prasoon Banerjee, Gautam Sarkar, Bidesh Bose, Shyam Thapa and Pradeep Chaudhary.