Former cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (Father of Saif Ali Khan) passes away

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He was the Ganguly of his days. Or Ganguly was Pataudi of his days.
 


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MAK Pataudi: the eye of the Tiger: Cricketnext

Just a few months before he became India's captain, Pataudi had lost his right eye in a car accident. Where others saw one ball, reportedly he saw two, seven inches apart. He had to pick the right one - the inner image - if he were to get bat to ball. And did he do that with panache or what. Six hundreds, including a double hundred, and 16 fifties bear testimony to his grit.
 

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hmm, didn't knew he was that good. I used to evaluate him as Saif's father (and you know how Saif is ..). Hope Saif will live up to his name.
 

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i had heard about the losing eye incident and how he had to work extra hard for every stroke. but reading that article made me realize that it was much more than that. too bad our generation never got to see the likes of Pataudi.
 


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May be he was like Vishwanathan Anand of our period. He is a legend in himself but never gets the lime light cricketers enjoy. The only people who would hire him for an ad is NIIT.
 

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but sadly, in recent times, he was more associated with some wrong reasons i recall right.
 

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He was the Ganguly of his days. Or Ganguly was Pataudi of his days.

Hehe, Pataudi fans wud probably NOT LIKE THIS AT ALL, that you compared him with Ganguly.
 
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