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Nawab of Pataudi      

Full name Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi (Nawab of)

Born January 5, 1941, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Died September 22, 2011, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi (aged 70 years 260 days)

Major teams India, Delhi, Hyderabad (India), Oxford University, Sussex

Also known as M A K Pataudi

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Education Winchester

Relation Father - Nawab of Pataudi snr, Nephew - SB Jung

Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi (Nawab of)
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 46 83 3 2793 203* 34.91 6 16 19 27 0
First-class 310 499 41 15425 203* 33.67 33 75 208 0
List A 7 6 0 210 51 35.00 0 1 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 46 10 132 88 1 1/10 1/10 88.00 4.00 132.0 0 0 0
First-class 310 1192 776 10 1/0 77.60 3.90 119.2 0 0
List A 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Delhi, Dec 13-18, 1961 scorecard
Last Test India v West Indies at Mumbai, Jan 23-29, 1975 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1957 - 1975/76
List A span 1965 - 1974/75
ICC match referee statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Manchester, Jun 3-7, 1993 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 17-21, 1993 scorecard
Test matches 2
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Australia at Manchester, May 19, 1993 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v New Zealand at Chennai, Mar 11, 1996 scorecard
ODI matches 10
ODI statistics

The Nawab of Pataudi - later Mansur Ali Khan - was, arguably, India's greatest captain ever. Taking over the reins of the Indian team at the age of 21, barely months after being involved in a car accident that would impair the sight in his right eye forever, he led India in 40 of 46 Tests he played in, and won 9 of them. But more than anything else, he led Indian cricket out of its morass of defeatism and instilled in his fellow cricketers a belief that winning was possible. Under him, India achieved their first overseas Test victory against New Zealand in 1967. This he achieved by playing, as had become customary with him, three spinners, because he reckoned, against conventional thinking, that India's only chance lay in playing to their strengths. As a batsman he was boldly adventurous and unorthodox for his times, and unafraid to loft the ball over the infield. His Test average was a modest 34, but what he could have achieved with complete sight is a matter of conjecture. Though he was the editor of a sports magazine for a decade, he remained generally aloof from the media and, for the most part, away from cricket administration. But till his death to a lung ailment in 2011 his was a voice widely respected in the cricket community. Sambit Bal

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Aug 13, 2007

Rahul Dravid receives the Pataudi Trophy from Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, England v India, 3rd Test, The Oval, 5th day, August 13, 2007

Rahul Dravid receives the Pataudi Trophy from Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi

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Sep 17, 1983

The Old World XI squad poses for photos before the match against the Old England XI at The Oval. Standing (left to right): unknown umpire, Rohan Kanhai, Lance Gibbs, Farokh Engineer, Vanburn Holder, Nawab of Pataudi jr and Charlie Griffith; Sitting: Ray Lindwall, Bertie Clarke, Garry Sobers, Bob Simpson and Neil Harvey, September 17, 1983

The Old World XI squad poses for photos before the match against the Old England XI

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Mansur Ali Khan, the Nawab of Pataudi

Mansur Ali Khan, the Nawab of Pataudi

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Nawab of Pataudi cricket photos

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1968

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