Pataudi Absorbed Pressure Like No Other, Says VVS Laxman

Paying rich tributes to Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi's batting and captaincy skills, VVS Laxman also hailed 'Tiger' for being one of India's finest fielders.

Updated: November 13, 2014 00:50 IST
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VVS Laxman Sharmila Tagore
VVS Laxman with Sharmila Tagore at Pataudi lecture in Kolkata.


Kolkata: He may be famous for his leadership skills and elegant batting but what the whole world may not know is that no batsman in the world has absorbed more pressure than cricket legend Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi.

This lesser known fact was brought before the world Wednesday by another Indian batting great V.V.S. Laxman while delivering the Pataudi memorial lecture here.

"Recently, I read an article which said that in the history of Test cricket (with a minimum of 40 Tests being the basic criteria), no batsman in the world has absorbed more pressure - of falling wickets - than Tiger Pataudi did in his career.

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