In an interview to sports website SportsKeeda, Bollywood star Saif told about this, 'Father and North Zone (Delhi Administration) had some problems. He told them that you will not be able to play for the North Zone. After this, Tiger Pataudi himself decided to leave the North Zone. He told his friend ML Jayasimha, who was in Hyderabad, that he no longer wanted to play in the North Zone and wanted a chance in the South Zone.
Jayasimha also played Tests for India and was the South Zone captain at the time. Saif Ali Khan told, 'After this, Jayasimha's father gave Tiger Pataudi a chance in the South Zone. At that time everyone felt that my father would captain the South Zone, because he was the captain of Team India at that time. He refused the captaincy of the South Zone, saying that he wanted to know about the South Zone and would play under Jai.
This is the case when Pataudi used to speak in Indian cricket and he belonged to the family of Nawabs. Please tell that Saif Ali Khan is the son of cricketer Tiger Pataudi and Bollywood's famous actress Sharmila Tagore. Nawab Pataudi scored 2793 runs in 46 Tests for India with the help of 6 centuries and 16 half-centuries. His unbeaten 203 was his best score. Talking about first class cricket, he played 310 matches and scored 15425 runs. This includes 33 centuries and 75 half-centuries.