Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (Former India Cricketer) Wife, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More
By Yash Mittal
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (Former India Cricketer)
The Nawab of Pataudi- Mansoor Ali Khan, was arguably India’s greatest captain ever, who instilled a feeling of competitiveness, led the team out of its morass of defeatism and made his fellow cricketers believe that winning was possible. Pataudi, who averaged 34 with one eye, led India in 40 of the 46 Tests he played, winning nine of them.
Late Indian cricketer
Date of Birth:
January 5, 1941
Age (as on 2018):
Died on September 22, 2011
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:
Minto Circle, Aligarh
Balliol College, Oxford
Iftikhar Ali Pataudi
Sneha Pataudi, Sabiha Begum
December 13, 1961, vs England at Delhi
Nature on the field:
Likes to play against :
Career Turning Point
A schoolboy batting prodigy at Winchester, Pataudi captained his school side in 12959 and racked up 1,068 runs.
In 1961, Tiger’s suffered an accident while travelling in a car as the shard of glass penetrated his right eye and damaged it for life. Not the one to back out, Pataudi was back in the nets practising with one eye. Je made his debut against England and scored 103 in the third Test to help India to their first series win against England.
In school cricket, Pataudi tacked up 1,068 runs in a season to beat the record set by Douglas Jardine.
Pataufdi faced the most number of balls at the number six position.
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Saif Ali Khan, Saba Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan
Awards and recognitions
Pataudi was awarded the prestigious Arjuna and Padma Shri in 1964 and 1967 respectively.
In 2007, to commemorate 70 years of India’s tour to England, the England vs India Test series was named as the Pataudi Trophy.
Pataudi was arrested in October 2005 over poaching of blackbuck and two hares.
Lesser Known Facts
In 2011, Bhopal gave Masoor Ali Khan Pataudi royal status.