Indore: Family members of India's former Test cricketer, Late Captain Syed Mushtaq Ali, who had scored the first century for the country on a foreign pitch in 1936, have demanded that the sportsman's "unfulfilled dream" of having a cricket museum in the city.
According to the family, Mushtaq Ali, who died on June 18, 2005, always wished to create a museum in the city to preserve memorabilia like bats used during the Holkar period, rare photographs, among other things. However, due to legal cases and other problems, it is yet to take shape.
The Holkar Dynasty ruled over the terrains of Indore in the eighteenth century.
"In 1995-96, I had told the then Chief Minister Digvijay Singh about my father's wish when he was alive that he wished to set-up a museum in the city to preserve memories associated with the Holkar era cricket," Mushtaq Ali's son and former Ranji player, Gulrez Ali told PTI.