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August 24, 1957.
Worcestershire v Sussex at New Road.
16-year old Mansur Ali Khan walks out to bat as Sussex find themselves on 115 for 4.
He is greeted by a barrage of bouncers by the red-haired, red-faced fast bowler.
Soon, he fails to handle a bouncer well and departs for 0.
In the second innings, the same treatment awaits him. This time the bat hangs in the air as the ball kisses it on its way to the third-man boundary.
The Nawab of Pataudi never forgot those deliveries..


Jack Flavell. At his best, he was almost unplayable.