Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, one of India's finest captains, was laid to rest in peace at his ancestral palace in Pataudi village on Friday according to Islamic rites. He was buried within the Pataudi palace, next to his parents' graves.
Pataudi, who was 70 when he breathed his last at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi, was buried next to the grave of his father, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi -- the last ruling Nawab of Bhopal.
Pataudi's wife, yesteryears' Bollywood star Sharmila Tagore, looked calm and composed when she came on the palace balcony once along with other female family members.
Pataudi, regarded as one of India's finest captains, scored 2793 runs in 46 Tests at an average of 35 and made six centuries, the biggest
It can only be a matter of conjecture what Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi would have achieved had he played with vision in both his eyes.
But a physical disability brought about through a car accident barely months before he became India's captain, was cast aside so admirably through his vision for Indian cricket; a vision that simply put was: play to your strength, play fearlessly.
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, one of India's greatest cricket captains ever and whose flair and style captured the imagination of cricket fans, passed away after battling a lung infection for the last few months.
He is survived by his wife Sharmila Tagore, his actor son Saif Ali Khan and his two daughters Soha and Saba Ali Khan.
Kolkata Knight Riders lost their final qualifying round match against Somerset by 11 runs but still managed to qualify for the Champions League Twenty20 main tournament.
Chasing a victory target of 167, KKR could score 155 for eight but made it to the 10-team main tournament as the third highest ranked side in the six-team qualifying round on better net run rate.
Brief Scores: Somerset 166 for 6 in 20 overs (Peter Trego 70, Roelof van der Merwe 40; Jaidev Unadkat 2 for 31) vs KKR 155 for 8 in 20 overs (Ryan ten Doeschate 46, Manoj Tiwary 27; Max Waller two for 23)
Pakistan scrambled a five-run victory over Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club in the first of three one-day internationals here on Thursday.
Winning the toss, Pakistan went into bat first and made 247 runs, somewhat below their expectations on a slow but reliable batting wicket.
For Zimbabwe, in reply Vusi Sibanda made 73 but the main performer for the home team was Brendan Taylor with 84, recovering from a run of low scores.
Brief Scores: Pakistan 247 for 7 in 50 overs (Younis Khan 78, Misbah-ul-Haq 54; Ray Price 2 for 39, Chris Mopfu 2 for 54) beat Zimbabwe 242 for 7 in 50 overs (Vusi Sibanda 73, Brendan Taylor 84, Aizaz Cheema 3 for 36, Sohail Tanvir 1 for 47) by 5 runs