Tiger's tale

Tiger's tale

* Born on Jan 5, 1941 in Bhopal, he was the son of Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi who represented both England and India in Test cricket.

* A right-handed batsman, Pataudi made his Test debut against England in Delhi in 1961.
His first Test ton came against England in Chennai in 1962.

* He scored 2793 runs in 46 Tests, hitting six centuries and averaging 34.91, with a highest of 203 against England.

* Pataudi became the youngest Indian captain at the age of 21 when he was put in charge in 1962 in Barbados.

* He led India in 40 Tests, winning nine.

* He led India to their first away Test win in Dunedin in 1968 and also to their first away series victory in that New Zealand tour.

*  Post-retirement, Pataudi officiated as match referee in two Tests and 10 ODIs.

* He was also part of the Indian Premier League Governing Council before stepping down in 2010.