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Ajit Wadekar 1941-2018

The accidental captain who emerged shining

Aug 16, 2018: Wadekar was appointed to the role of India captain on a whim, and rewarded the faith placed in him with two iconic series wins

Suresh Menon

India news

Cricket's glamour weddings

Dec 11, 2017: Virat Kohli has joined a small group of cricketers who have married celebrities in other fields

ESPNcricinfo staff

How India became a cricketing heavyweight

Apr 16, 2017: The team's evolution over the decades has led to today's formidable and combative unit that has reached the upper echelons of the sport

Ian Chappell

Way Back When

'Even the bluddy Nawab!'

Jul 17, 2014: Pataudi Jr caught a young English fan's fancy for his princely ways and his heroic batting

Steven Lynch

'You learn how to manage players from losing'

Oct 15, 2013: Steve Waugh, Ian Chappell, Clive Lloyd, MAK Pataudi: some of cricket's finest captains speak about their craft

Mike Coward

Pataudi: Nawab of Cricket

The many Pataudis

May 12, 2013: Twenty-two essays delve into the legacy of one of Indian cricket's most significant figures

Soumya Bhattacharya

MAK Pataudi lecture

Gavaskar stresses primacy of Tests

Feb 20, 2013: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has called for balanced pitches to make sure Test cricket remains the prime format of the game

ESPNcricinfo staff

England in India 2012-13

'Recognise India-England series as Pataudi Trophy'

Nov 6, 2012: Sharmila Tagore, the widow of Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, asked the BCCI to name India-England series as the Pataudi trophy but the board said the series is already played for the Anthony de Mello Cup

ESPNcricinfo staff

Wisden Obituary

Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi

May 11, 2012: Pataudi became a hard- headed captain of India who, with a beguiling mixture of personal charm and tactical know-how, forced the team to abandon their deep-rooted factionalism and become a disciplined fighting unit. He was, quite simply, one of the most i

A republican prince

Sep 23, 2011: Pataudi was a legend when he started. His pedigree, flair, and epic disregard for his handicap, spoke to the anxieties and aspirations of a young India and to its hunger for heroes

Mukul Kesavan

A man of opposites

Sep 22, 2011: Aloof yet witty, plain but direct, regal yet casual. MAK Pataudi was so many contradictory things that eventually you stopped trying to classify him

Mudar Patherya

'The most charismatic cricketer of his generation'

Sep 22, 2011: A selection of tributes to former India captain MAK Pataudi

ESPNcricinfo staff

MAK Pataudi's 75 in Melbourne in 1967

'An innings played with one leg and one eye'

Sep 22, 2011: The Nawab of Pataudi showed spirit, courage and a touch of anger when he made 75, batting with an injured leg, at the MCG

'A bad captain can make a great team look ordinary'

Sep 22, 2011: India's youngest and most distinguished captain on the importance of honesty, transparency and inspiration when leading a side

Interview by Sambit Bal

India news

Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi dies aged 70

Sep 22, 2011: Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, the former India captain, has died in Delhi at the age of 70. He was suffering from interstitial lung disease

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England v India, 3rd npower Test, Edgbaston, 4th day

Former captains fear slide for India

Aug 14, 2011: India's dismal performance in England has seen them lose the No. 1 ranking in Tests, and several former captains and players concur that it could be a while before they regain the position

ESPNcricinfo staff

India news

Pataudi moves court against BCCI

Apr 29, 2011: Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, the former India captain, has moved the Bombay High Court, seeking the appointment of an arbitrator in relation to the termination of his contract with the BCCI

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India news

Be moral leaders, Pataudi tells BCCI

Dec 15, 2010: Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, the former India captain, has asked serious questions of the BCCI's standing in world cricket

Akhila Ranganna in Delhi

IPL news

Mohinder Amarnath appointed to IPL governing council

Oct 8, 2010: Mohinder Amarnath has been inducted into the IPL's governing council. He joins Ravi Shastri, a former India captain, as the second cricketer on the panel and will serve a one-year term

ESPNcricinfo staff

IPL news

Pataudi refuses IPL governing council role

Oct 8, 2010: Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi is the second former India captain, after Sunil Gavaskar, to refuse a post on the IPL's governing council

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