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A brilliant anthology of essays on Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi n Pataudi: Nawab of Cricket, players, writers, editors, actors, friends and opponents reminisce about their association with Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, one of India's greatest cricketing heroes, highlighting various aspects of the gentleman-cricketer, from his days as an exciting new talent at school and Oxford to his ascendancy as an iconic figure of Indian sport. Including an intimate Foreword by Sharmila Tagore, this extraordinary anthology - brilliantly put together by Suresh Menon, arguably India's best sports writer and journalist - offers a fascinating portrait of a cricketer and a gentleman whose contribution to Indian cricket went beyond the number of Tests he played and the runs he scored.
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Suresh Menon became the youngest sports editor and then one of the youngest editors in the country with Indian Express. He was also sports editor of Gulf News, Dubai and is widely regarded as the most literary of India's cricket writers. He has edited a book on Sachin, Sachin: Genius Unplugged. A university topper in economics and political science, Menon has reported World Cups since 1987. Currently he is a columnist whose writings-on politics, cricket, literature and sport-appear in publications around the world. Most recently, he has edited a collection of essays, Sachin: Genius Unplugged. He is married to the sculptor Dimpy Menon; they have a son, Tushar, and live in Bangalore.