Saif Ali Khan’s son follows in grandad Pataudi’s footsteps at memorial match in Delhi

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While Saif Ali Khan’s newest born is making headlines with his history-inspired name, the actor’s older son is quietly making his presence count on a different pitch. Ibrahim Ali Khan got on the field on his grandfather Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi’s birthday at the Tiger Memorial Cricket Match held in Modern School, Barakhamba Road. While Saif and Kareena were unable to make it to the match this year after the birth of Taimur, aunt Soha, her husband Kunal Kemmu and grandmom Sharmila Tagore turned up to cheer for the 15-year-old.

The match was between Oxbridge XI and Public Schools XI. Soha said, “We hope to have enough players to have a Pataudi XI instead of Oxbridge XI next year. It’s a memorial match we plan to host every year on Abba’s birthday (January 5). This year would have been his 76th birthday. We celebrate his birthday with a cricket match not only because he devoted so much of his life to the sport, but because his life reflected the lessons cricket teaches you – teamwork, sportsmanship and most of all, that no matter what obstacles and challenges life throws at you, you must bounce back like a cricket ball. This match was special because Ibrahim played.”

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