Pataudi was also named the “best fielder in the world” of his time by commentator John Arlott and former England captain and contemporary, Ted Dexter. Mansur Ali Khan was the son of Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, the earlier ruler of the princely state of Pataudi during British rule. After the death of his father in 1952, Pataudi followed him in receiving a privy purse, certain privileges, and the use of the title “Nawab of Pataudi” under terms taken earlier when princely states were interested in independent India. However, all were finished in 1971 by the 26th Amendment to the Constitution of India.
|Role||Former Captain, All-Rounder|
|Test debut (cap 104)||13 December 1961 v England|
|Last Test||23 January 1975 v West Indies|
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 27 September 2011
Pataudi was charged in October 2005 over the poaching of a blackbuck and two hares but was discharged on bail. The case went on for nine years, and in January 2015, four years after his death, six people were convicted. This case is irrelevant to the other blackbuck poaching case of Salman Khan that his son Saif Ali Khan Pataudi was concerned.
– 1964 Arjuna Award
– 1967 Padma Shri
In honour of his outstanding contributions towards cricket, the Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi Memorial Lecture was originated by the BCCI on 6 February 2013with the inaugural lecture by Sunil Gavaskar on 20 February 2013. The sports complex building of Jamia Millia Islamia University was called after him on May 2016.
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