British press hails Pataudi

Mansur Ali Khan PataudiLONDON: British press on Friday hailed late former cricket captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi not only as one of India’s most successful Test captains but also a leading batsmen, who managed to averaged 34 in Tests despite having lost his right eye in a car accident.

“The death of Pataudi has robbed cricket of one of its most popular and distinguished characters. Not only was Pataudi an inspirational captain of India, he was also a hugely talented strokeplayer who averaged 34 in Tests despite having lost his right eye in a car crash,” the Daily Telegraph wrote. – TOI