Like all Indian cricket fans of my generation, I have never seen MAK in action. All that we have are old newspaper clippings, stories passed on to us by grandfathers and fathers and raving eulogies by his contemporaries.
So, I’m not in the best position to comment on his contributions to Indian cricket; but the common thread which runs through most of the eulogies is the fact that he was the first Indian captain who made the team and an entire nation believe that they can win and not just be satisfied with honorable draws.
A timely reminder to the present Indian team, a month after losing the Pataudi Trophy.
Rest in peace, Tiger.