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Ek Tha Tiger

by Danish "Dangerous" Khan

Salaman Khan’s forthcoming movie “Ek tha tiger” is based on Research and Analytical wing (RAW). What if we producer of “Ek Tha Tiger”, decide of making a movie with the same name, having the story from cricketing world. On whom the title “Ek tha Tiger” will suit the best?

My bet is the great Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi also known as Tiger Pataudi. Tiger Pataudi got his name Tiger because of his aggressive batting style and his leadership. Royal by family, Tiger lived his life King size on and off the field. People said that he could hit a boundary at his will. He was a dashing batsman and was not afraid to face any bowler without any proper protective gear as we have now days.

In one of the university match Pataudi was hit thrice on his body, and the last blow was on his head, luckily for him it didn’t fractured his skull. Tiger went on scoring a century in that match and his team won the match.  After winning the match his first coach Frank wolley said in an interview “Men are strong but Tigers are stronger”. In a car accident Tiger lost vision in his one eye and he still played for India and scored many runs as a player and captain.

Pataudi was in love with then bollywood super star Sharmila tagore and on 27th December 1967 he  married to Sharmila amidst  huge protest because both were of different religion, that’s shows the determination and commitment of the man.

On 22 September 2011 Tiger Patuadi died due to respiratory failure in Sri Ganga Ram Hospital New delhi.  The entire word was in grips of sorrow when they came to know that the cricketing Tiger was no more. Tiger Pataudi was buried at Pataudi Village, near New Delhi, which was named after his ancestors. This concludes a small briefing of “Ek Tha Tiger”.

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