Madhya Pradesh is known as the heart of India not only because of its geographical location, but also due to the importance that it exudes towards the country. Be it in culture or sports, Madhya Pradesh has a vital place in the history of India.
Speaking of sports, cricket is a like a religion in India. Fans absolutely adore the game and live their lives through it. Such is the influence of the game that almost every corner of the nation has young children messing around with the bat and ball.
And Madhya Pradesh is no different. The state has been responsible for producing some of India’s best talents and here 5 of them:
NOTE: The players in this list include only the ones that began their cricketing endeavours in Madhya Pradesh—and it is for this reason that Rahul Dravid misses out despite being born in Indore.
#1 Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
When the topic of discussion is Madhya Pradesh’s greatest exports, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi is among the very first names that springs to mind. The former Nawab of Pataudi was royalty and it really showed in his batting.
The elegance with which he batted just oozed class. That’s not where it ends, however, as his bravery and exemplary leadership earned him the nickname of ‘Tiger Pataudi’— someone who is still considered by some as the greatest captain India ever had.