Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi Biograpghy [Updated] Cricket Career, Awards & More

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
Nawab Mohammad Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was an Indian cricketer and a former captain of the Indian cricket team. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was appointed India’s cricket captain at the age of 21, and characterised as “one of greatest”.



  Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi  

Born: January 5, 1941, Bhopal, India
Died: September 22, 2011, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, India
Grandchildren: Sara Ali Khan, Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, Ibrahim Ali Khan, Jehangir Ali Khan Pataudi, Inaaya Naumi Kemmu
Spouse: Sharmila Tagore (m. 1968–2011)
Children: Saif Ali Khan, Saba Ali Khan, Soha Ali Khan
Grandparents: Hamidullah Khan, MORE
Siblings:Sabiha Sultan, Qudsia Sultan, Saleha Sultan

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.



  Cricket Career  

Cricket information
Batting Right hand
Bowling Right-arm medium
Role Former Captain, All-Rounder
International information
National side


Test debut (cap 104) 13 December 1961 v England
Last Test 23 January 1975 v West Indies
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 46 310
Runs scored 2,793 15,425
Batting average 34.91 33.67
100s/50s 6/16 33/75
Top score 203* 203*
Balls bowled 132 1192
Wickets 1 10
Bowling average 88.00 77.59
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 1/10 1/0
Catches/stumpings 27/- 208/–
Source: ESPN Cricinfo27 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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