Actor Irrfan Khan’s sudden demise at the age of 53 has left the world in shock, and people in the cricket fraternity took to social media to pay tributes to the veteran actor.

Khan had been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour in 2018 and had spent months for his treatment in the UK. He returned to Mumbai a few months ago and was being treated for colon infection.

On Tuesday, Khan’s spokesperson confirmed that he was taken to the ICU at Kokilaben in Mumbai because of the infection. After moving to London for his treatment in 2018, Khan returned to India in February 2019 to shoot Angrezi Medium before returning back to the UK. Soon after his surgery, the actor returned to India in September last year.

Khan’s demise has left the cricking world in equal dejection. Right from Sachin Tendulkar to Virat Kohli, everyone took to social media to mourn the actor's death.

"Saddened to hear about the passing of Irrfan Khan. What a phenomenal talent and dearly touched everyone's heart with his versatility. May god give peace to his soul," Kohli tweeted.

"We mourn the untimely loss of #IrrfanKhan, who touched one and all with his beautiful performances on screen. RIP," the Indian Football Team's official Twitter account wrote.