<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Reputed sports journalist and commentator Dicky Rutnagur passes away" src="http://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20121226235807.jpg" title="Reputed sports journalist and commentator Dicky Rutnagur passes away" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Apart from international cricket, Dicky Rutnagur covered county cricket as well squash and badminton © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>London: Jun 21, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Dicky-Rutnagur/post" target="_blank">Dicky Rutnagur</a>, one of the reputed sports journalists and commentator, passed away on Friday in London aged 82.<br /> <br /> Rutnagur, who was born on February 28, 1931, covered 300 Tests in a fabulous career lasting half-a-century.<br /> <br /> He was associated with the 'Hindustan Times' between 1958 and 1966 as a cricket correspondent and moved to London in mid-60s where he not only covered county cricket but also wrote about squash and badminton for 'Daily Telegraph'.<br /> <br /> He also wrote two books — Test Commentary [India v England 1976-77] and Khans Unlimited [the history of squash in Pakistan].<br /> <br /> <br /> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p> I've very fond memories of Polly Umrigar & Dicky Rutnagar-two lovable Parsis-both giants of Indn crkt-we'll do well to remember them!</p> — Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) <a href="https://twitter.com/BishanBedi/statuses/347992084462059523">June 21, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><br /> <br /> Former India spinner Bishan Singh Bedi along with several Indian and British sports journalists paid rich tribute to Rutnagar on social media.<br /> <br /> "Giant crkt writer/comentr Diky Rutnagar dies in Lon unsung-leaves behind rich Parsi culture Joyous crkt moments-RIP Dicky Boy-gr8 to know U!," Bedi tweeted. [sic]<br /> <br /> Senior cricket journalist Ayaz Memon wrote, "Grand Old Man of cricket journalism (print and broadcast) has died in London. RIP."<br /> <br /> Mike Walters, a senior sports reporter with Mirror, also tweeted remembering Rutnagur.<br /> <br /> "RIP Dicky Rutnagur - one of the finest, nicest, funniest and most acerbic [often in the same sentence] county cricket scribes," Walters tweeted.<br /> <br /> BBC News Commentator Edward Bevan also paid tribute to the departed soul.<br /> <br /> "Saddened to hear of the death of Dicky Rutnagur — a press box colleague for many years-when county cricket was properly covered," he wrote.<br /> <br /> Mike Selvey, a former England criketer and now a journalist, wrote: "So sorry to hear of death of Dicky Rutnagur. Many facets of journalism and one of the best of the old school. V kind to me when i started." [sic]<br /> <br /> Howard Harding, a well known figure in the world of squash, tweeted, "Dicky Rutnagur: One of the last great British national newspaper squash correspondents."