Thu, 02 Jan 2014 18:15:00 GMT | By Purnima Malhotra, India Syndicate
The Nawab who batted with one eye

He batted with one eye. He smashed six Test centuries with it. He captained at a tender age of 21 and won India its first overseas series in New Zealand. The tale of Nawab of Pataudi is a saga of courage; it is a story of steel in the face of adversity. MSN India pays tribute to MAK Pataudi who was born on January 5, 1941. Click on to read the amazing story of a cricketer who turned disability into a gift



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As a cricketer, Pataudi was peerless in his era, as a skipper, he was a fearless leader of men. His authority came not from his noble lineage but from his amazing abilities on the cricket field

Former Indian cricket team captain Mansoor Ali Khan was born in Bhopal. His father Iftikhar Ali Khan was the only cricketer to have represented both India and England in Test cricket. Mansoor was anointed the 9th Nawab of Pataudi post his father’s death.

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