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VIGNETTES FROM THE PAST: From left: Bishan Singh Bedi, Abid Ali, Mayor of Melborune R.T. Talbot, Erapalli Prasanna and skipper Tiger Pataudi during India’s tour of Australia in 1967-68.
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VIGNETTES FROM THE PAST: From left: Bishan Singh Bedi, Abid Ali, Mayor of Melborune R.T. Talbot, Erapalli Prasanna and skipper Tiger Pataudi during India’s tour of Australia in 1967-68.

Pataudi was a genius: Erapalli Prasanna

In the historic clash of 1968 in New Zealand, where India registered its first overseas series triumph, Prasanna claimed 24 wickets in four Tests at 18.79. » 7 comments
PRINCELY STYLE: Pataudi pulling Ashley Mallet for four during his
innings of 95, in the First Test between India and Australia at
Bombay’s Brabourne Stadium on November 5, 1969. Photo: The Hindu Photo Archives

From Oxford to Hyderabad

Tiger Pataudi, who would have turned 72 today, was one of India’s best captains, bringing self-belief and pride to a team that had plenty of ability but little confidence » 6 comments
The Pataudis.... Photo: R.V. Moorthy

Pataudi: The Afghan connection

They embody the dream of gracious living and togetherness. And you realise why when you meet them, says Kausalya Santhanam, about her tete-a-tete with Sharmila Tagore and Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi. » 1 comment
LEADER OF MEN: Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, snapped with future captains S. Venkatraghavan (second from left) and G.R. Viswanath (right) and Abid Ali (third from right), commanded respect from his fellow-players for his demeanousr on and off the field. The Hindu Photo Archives

A charismatic and respected role model

Tiger Pataudi was straightforward and had the innate ability to spot talent »  
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi with Saif Ali Khan.

Tiger’s tales

Vidyut Jaisimha and P.R. Man Singh share their memories of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi »  
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