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Personal Information

Full NameSyed Yacubali Khan Mushtaq Ali
BornDecember 17, 1914 Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Age107 Years, 9 Months, 21 Days
National SideIndia
Batting StyleRight Handed
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox



Man of the Match

TestODIT20World CupCL

Career Information

Teams PlayedIndia
Career Span

Syed Yacubali Khan Mushtaq Ali Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

11201612112 v ENG2326032.21-70

Bowling Performance

563920231/45 v ENG0067.333.20126.00

Syed Yacubali Khan Mushtaq Ali Profile

Mushtaq Ali was one of those cricketers on whom the words, swashbuckling, dashing and aggressive fitted with consummate ease. He was also the first Indian cricketer to score a Test hundred outside India, and then, in the last Test match that he played, India won their first ever Test match.

Mushtaq Ali was considered as the pioneer of powerful stroke play in Indian cricket history, but he managed to play only eleven Test matches. This was partly due to a misunderstanding between the Indian Cricket Board and him, which led to the officials believing that he had disappeared. Dropped for a Calcutta Test, the fans went gaga over his exclusion, which dealt a final blow to his chances in front of the egoistic BCCI officials. That obviously did not deter him from playing more than 200 first class matches, in which he scored close to 13k runs. All at an entertaining pace for the audiences.

Described as the “Errol Flynn of cricket”, he died at the age of 90 in his sleep, but not before he had been honoured with the Padma Shri in 1964 and awarded the life membership of Marylebone Cricket Club for his invaluable contribution to cricket.