M S Dhoni was a byproduct of the true democratisation of Indian cricket, exemplified by the rapid and wider dispersal of the game in the new millennium. Cricket was always sequestered in India, played in vast swathes but more successfully in some pockets of ... The Financial Chronicle, 1 month ago
His great grandfather played Test cricket for both England and India.His grandfather was arguably the most charismatic captain India has had. Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi's great grandfather Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi scored a Test century on debut. The series was the Bodyline series of 1932-1933, and the century was made in the first Test against Australia at Sydney. The 8th Nawab of Pataudi didn't care for Douglas Jardine's methods to keep the free scoring Australian genius Don Bradman in check and ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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