The only man to play Test cricket for India and England

The only man to play Test cricket for India and England

Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi performed 6 Test matches, 3 for England and 3 for India. He additionally scored a 100 on debut within the notorious ‘Bodyline’ Ashes collection

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Lots of people might find out about Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, a Nawab, a legendary former India captain, in addition to the daddy of Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan. However, not many might know in regards to the legacy of Mansoor Ali Khan’s father, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, who’s the solitary man in cricket historical past to have represented each England and India on a global degree.Iftikhar Ali Khan, additionally a Nawab of Pataudi, made his worldwide debut for England within the yr 1932. He performed within the notorious ‘Bodyline’ Ashes collection and scored 102 runs in his first recreation the place he batted at quantity 4.However, he only went on to play an additional two Tests for England, scoring a mixed 42 runs throughout 4 innings, regardless of displaying blazing type on the first-class degree.
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But that would not be the tip of his worldwide profession. Pataudi was named as India’s captain for the nation’s 1936 tour to England however he had to withdraw from the collection due to health points.
He lastly acquired an opportunity to play and captain India in 1946. Unfortunately, Pataudi was 36 years-old on the time and his prime was lengthy gone. Despite racking up runs for enjoyable in opposition to the County outfits that India performed between the Test matches, Pataudi could not recreate the identical type in opposition to England. He retired quickly thereafter, averaging 11 within the 3 Tests he performed for India.
(With inputs from ESPNcricinfo)

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