Like the Magis, two spheres of influence must have crowded upon the cradle of Taimur—the cricketing world of great-grandfather and grandfather (Iftikhar and Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, representing England and India) and filmdom from his mother’s side. Though dad Saif gave up the higher calling early on, we hear half-brother Ibrahim is keen on the game. Saif earlier noted Taimur’s preference for Ramayan over cricket; mom Kareena wished somewhere that he’d don the blues some day. Going by this, the boy doesn’t seem to have been dragooned for the 22 yards—no one poised to play his first extra cover drive can have been forced into it. Taimur has got his hairstyle right; now’s the time to begin to emulate the strokes of an elegant ’60s star.