Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi

Country: India
Born: January 05, 1941, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Middle order Batter
Died: September 22, 2011, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, (aged 70y 260d)

Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi Bio

Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, also known as the Nawab of Pataudi, is widely regarded as one of India’s greatest cricket captains. Born on January 5, 1941, in Bhopal, India, Pataudi’s journey as a cricketer was fraught with challenges and triumphs that shaped his legacy.

At the tender age of 21, Pataudi took over the captaincy of the Indian cricket team, displaying remarkable leadership skills and resilience. Months earlier, he had been involved in a tragic car accident that left him with permanent impairment in his right eye. Despite this setback, Pataudi went on to captivate and inspire cricket enthusiasts around the world.

During his tenure as captain, Pataudi led India in 40 out of the 46 Tests he played, winning nine of them. Beyond his individual achievements, Pataudi was instrumental in instilling a newfound belief and winning mentality within the Indian cricket team. He guided them out of the depths of defeatism and into a era of newfound confidence.

Pataudi’s strategic acumen was evident in India’s first-ever overseas Test victory against New Zealand in 1967. Challenging conventional wisdom, he opted to play three spinners, capitalizing on India’s strengths rather than conforming to traditional strategies. This bold approach secured a groundbreaking win and further highlighted Pataudi’s innovative thinking.

As a batsman, Pataudi was known for his audacious and unorthodox style, fearlessly lofting the ball over the infield. Although his Test batting average of 34 may seem modest, it is widely speculated that he would have achieved greater heights had he not suffered the permanent impairment in his eye. Pataudi’s skills and potential were evident in the way he fearlessly approached the game.

While Pataudi’s contributions to cricket were immense, he remained relatively aloof from the media and cricket administration. For over a decade, he served as the editor of a sports magazine, using his platform to contribute valuable insights and perspectives to the cricket community. His opinions and advice were widely respected, making him a revered figure in the cricketing world.

Tragically, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi passed away on September 22, 2011, after battling a lung ailment, leaving behind a rich legacy that continues to inspire budding cricketers. His name will forever be etched in the annals of Indian cricket history, immortalized as a visionary leader and a true ambassador of the game.

In recognition of his extraordinary contributions, Pataudi has received numerous accolades, including the prestigious Arjuna Award in 1964 and the Padma Shri, one of India’s highest civilian awards, in 1967. His name continues to resonate in the hearts of cricket enthusiasts, forever remembered as the Nawab of Pataudi, a symbol of unwavering determination and leadership on and off the cricket field.

Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi Career Stats

Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 46 83 3 2793 203* 34.91 - - 6 16 - 19 27 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 310 499 41 15425 203* 33.67 - - 33 75 - - 208 0
List A 7 6 0 210 51 35 - - 0 1 - - 4 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 46 10 132 88 1 1/10 1/10 88 4 132 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 310 - 1192 776 10 1/0 - 77.6 3.9 119.2 - 0 0
List A 7 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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