Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi


BornMansoor Ali Khan PataudiMansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
5 January 1941
Bhopal, Bhopal State, Indian Empire
(now in Madhya Pradesh, India)
Died22 September 2011 (aged 70)
New Delhi, India
parentsIftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, Sajida Sultan
spouseSharmila tagore
 childrenSaif Ali Khan
Saba Ali Khan
Soha Ali Khan
awards1964 Arjuna Award1967 Padma Shri
relativesKareena Kapoor Khan (Daughter-in-law)Kunal Khemu (Son-in-law)
Major teamsIndia, Delhi, Hyderabad (India), Oxford University, Sussex


Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi  or Mansur Ali Khan  nicknamed Tiger Pataudi, was an Indian cricketer and former captain of the Indian cricket team. He has been considered as "India’s greatest cricket captain".
He made his first-class debut for Sussex in August 1957 at the age of sixteen. On 1 July 1961, in a car accident he lost his right eye. Mansur madeMansoor Ali Khan Pataudi is Test Cricket debut in the year 1961 with a Test match played against England at Delhi. He scored 13 runs in the match. In the year 1962, he was named the Captain of the Indian Cricket team. He led the Indian team in 40 Test matches.

personal life

Mansoor married Indian film actress Sharmila Tagore. They had three children, Saif Ali Khan, a Bollywood actor, Soha Ali Khan, a Bollywood actress, Saba Ali Khan, a jewellery designer.


He died on 22 september 2011. His body was buried at Pataudi near Delhi.


career stat

Batting and fielding averagesMansoor Ali Khan Pataudi cricket

List A7602105135.000140
Bowling averages
List A7------------
Career statistics
Test debutIndia v England at Delhi, Dec 13-18, 1961
Last TestIndia v West Indies at Mumbai, Jan 23-29, 1975 
First-class span1957 - 1975/76
List A span1965 - 1974/75
ICC match referee statistics
Test debutEngland v Australia at Manchester, Jun 3-7, 1993 
Last TestEngland v Australia at Lord's, Jun 17-21, 1993 
Test matches2
ODI debutEngland v Australia at Manchester, May 19, 1993 
Last ODIAustralia v New Zealand at Chennai, Mar 11, 1996 
ODI matches10

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