The Nawab of Pataudi is no more !

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  1. sandeepdg

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    Legendary cricketer Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi passes away

    NEW DELHI: Legendary cricketer and former Indian captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, who was admitted to a prominent city hospital last month following lung infection, passed away on Thursday.

    In Pics: MAK Pataudi over the years

    Pataudi was 70 years old.

    Pataudi had been shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital where a team of doctors including pulmonologists were closely monitoring his condition.

    Pataudi was on very high level of oxygen support, requiring intermitted BIPAP (Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure) support.

    Pataudi was the youngest captain to lead India in Test cricket at the age of 21.

    Pataudi, regarded as one of the finest Indian captains, played 46 Tests for the country, scoring 2793 runs for an average of 34.91 with an unbeaten 203 being his highest score.

    Pataudi led India in 40 Tests and under him India achieved their first Test overseas victory - in New Zealand.

    In all, he smashed six centuries and 16 fifties in his career.

    The India-England Test series trophy has been named in his honour.

    Pataudi was admitted to the hospital on August 29 and had been diagnosed with interstitial lung disease, a condition in which the passage of oxygen to the two lungs is less than normal.

    Pataudi is survived by wife Sharmila Tagore and three children.

    Legendary cricketer Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi passes away - The Times of India
     
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    Casualities of chainsmoking
     
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    A tragedy, truly.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Real sad.

    He was a good person.

    RIP, Mansur.
     
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    Farewell sahib.
     
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    Great legend

    Rest in Peace
     
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    Sad day for Indian Cricket.

    RIP!
     
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    classy guy w/ a classy wife as I remembered him .
     
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    RIP Nawab sahab. India won it's first test overseas under him. For quite some time he was the most successful test captain till Azhar came along.
     
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    Rest in Peace, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi.
     
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    A legend in the history of Indian cricket. RIP, sir.
     
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    Can you never post something more sober, than your illogical pot shots ?
     
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    RIP and respect sir.
     
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    RIP to you. One of the most graceful person among the cricketers.
     

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