Pat was super skipper off the field too

Sep 23, 2011, 08:56 IST | A Correspondent

The closest Mumbai wicketkeeper Sharad Hazare got to playing for India was in 1969-70 when he was in the reserves for the Chennai Test against Bill Lawry's Australians. "He made me feel very comfortable.

The closest Mumbai wicketkeeper Sharad Hazare got to playing for India was in 1969-70 when he was in the reserves for the Chennai Test against Bill Lawry's Australians. "He made me feel very comfortable. S Venkataraghavan was

supposed to share a room with me, but since the Test was being at Chennai, Venkat used to stay at home. Pataudi was aware of this and offered to share a room with me in case I was feeling lonely. His humility was unbelievable," Hazare told MiD DAY.

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