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Roebuck: A ‘driven soul’, but a ‘damn good writer’

As the news of Peter Roebuck’s death spread, thecricket fraternity and media reacted to the news alike. Controversy's child

cricket Updated: Nov 14, 2011 00:53 IST

As the news of Peter Roebuck’s death spread, thecricket fraternity and media reacted to the news alike.

“The death of Peter Roebuck leaves the grass less green and cricket without its most effective investigative journalist,” former England skipper and TV commentator Tony Greig tweeted.

"Nobody cut to the chase more succinctly and nobody saw how the game was and where it was heading better than http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/HTEditImages/Images/14_11_pg-21a.jpgPeter Roebuck," said former Aussie spinner Kerry O’ Keeffe.

Known as one of the finest cricket writers, Roebuck was also known to few beyond his work domain. “He was a tortured, driven soul, but his suicide still comes as a shock. Cricket has lost its most erudite idealist.” said former England all-rounder turned cricket writer Derek Pringle.

“We didn’t talk much about the game, more about things around the game. Like corruption... Zimbabwe, which he felt pretty strongly about. I enjoyed reading his stuff, at times I didn’t get the point, but he was a damn good writer,” said Ian Chappell, former Australia captain.