Former cricket captain of India Mr. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, 70, passed away at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi this evening.
Pataudi, considered as one of the finest Indian cricket captains, was admitted to the hospital last month with a severe lung infection and was on a high level of oxygen support till this evening when the end came.
“We tried our best to save his life but we couldn’t,” said the doctors. Despite the specialized treatment extended to him, Pataudi’s condition took a turn for the worse last week. “He suffered from interstitial lung disease which does not have proper or permanent cure,” said the doctors.
Pataudi played 46 Test matches and scored 2,793 runs for an average of 34.91 with an unbeaten 203 being his highest score. In all, he smashed six centuries and 16 fifties in his career.