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Pataudi's career timeline

Former India captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi always played the game with a straight bat and was equally forthright off the field.

delhi Updated: Sep 22, 2011 20:11 IST

Some of the important dates in Pataudi's cricketing career: -

December 13, 1961: Makes debut against England in Delhi, scores 13.

January 10, 1962: Scores maiden century in his third Test, 113 against England in Chennai.

March 23, 1962: Leads India in his fourth Test, in Barbados, thus becoming Test cricket's youngest captain at the age of 21.

February 12-13, 1964: Scores career-best 203 not out against England in Delhi.

February-March 1968: Leads India to their first overseas Test victory in Dunedin. India go on to win an away series for the first time, beating New Zealand 3-1.

January 23, 1975: Plays his final Test match, scoring 9 in each innings against West Indies in Mumbai.