New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday lamented the sudden demise of former captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, saying he brought about a revolution in Indian team's fielding and guided the side to unprecedented heights.
The 70-year-old Pataudi passed away this evening at a city hospital after losing his battle with a lung disease, and is survived by wife Sharmila Tagore and three children, Saif Ali Khan, Soha Ali Khan and Saba Ali Khan. (Also see: Pataudi remembered on Twitter)
"I am shocked to hear the news of Tiger Pataudi's demise. He was an exemplary individual, who guided Indian cricket to unprecedented heights, as batsman, fielder and captain," new BCCI President N Srinivasan said in a statement. (Also see: The Tiger in pics)