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Tributes pour in for Graham Dilley

Tributes pour in for Graham Dilley
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England players past and present have been paying tribute to Graham Dilley.

England cricketers past and present have paid tribute to Graham Dilley following his death earlier today aged 52.

"So sad to hear my uni coach passed away graham dilley,great man and top coach did a lot for me , will miss him," Sussex spin-bowler Monty Panesar tweeted.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan wrote on Twitter: "Absolutely Gutted.. RIP Graham Dilley."

England Twenty20 skipper Stuart Broad also took to Twitter, saying: "Very sad to hear about Graham Dilley. Wonderful fast bowler and lovely man. 52 is too young. RIP."

Batsman Kevin Pietersen, currently on tour with England in India said: "What an amazing guy Graham Dilley was.. Always smiling & always helping spread his knowledge about our great game. RIP Dill!!! Sad day.."

Ian Botham told Sky Sports News: "He was a fantastic cricketer, he had a lot of talent and would have played more for England but for a lot of injuries.

"He had a good sense of humour and always wanted to be part of the party. He was great to be around, it is a very sad day."

Dilley made 41 Test appearances for England.

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