Pat: Jaisimha, the better captain

Sep 23, 2011, 09:03 IST | Clayton Murzello

Cricket writer G K Menon remembers asking Pataudi as to why he was playing under ML Jaisimha for South Zone.

Cricket writer G K Menon remembers asking Pataudi as to why he was playing under ML Jaisimha for South Zone. He got his answer: "Because he is a far better captain that me."

Menon also remembers how Pataudi, a State Express 555 smoker, asking for his Berkley brand of cigarettes during his post-match interactions with the media.

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