He led the team to victory in 90 ODIs, the highest until surpassed by M.S. Azharuddin started his career with a 110 against England in Kolkata in 1984 and ended with a 102 against South Africa in Banglaore in 2000 thus, becoming the only Indian and the fifth batsman ever to score a century in his first and last Test matches. [15] He was named the man of the match, and the series. Official Page of Mohammed Azharuddin.

Height-- Role-- Batting Style. All cricket scores, fixtures and results here. Right Handed Bat . Playing attacking cricket, he made 103 runs off 107 balls between lunch and tea on day three, while putting on a 112-run stand with Sachin Tendulkar. [21] The CBI report states that Azhar was the one to introduce then South African Captain, Hansie Cronje to the bookies. Azharuddin bats for Ashwin-Kuldeep combo in England, XI of a kind: Fantasy IPL team of former Indian greats, Azharuddin to file nominations for HCA president, © 2020 Cricbuzz.com, Times Internet Limited. [30], He is currently holding the position of Working President of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee. All rights reserved |, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Perth Scorchers Women vs Brisbane Heat Women, Adelaide Strikers Women vs Hobart Hurricanes Women, We use cookies to improve your experience on our site and to show you non-personalized ads. He attended All Saints High School, Hyderabad and graduated from Nizam College, Osmania University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.[6].
[7] In the Second Test in Manchester, Azharuddin made 179 in reply to England's first innings total of 519. A large number of VIP's, including Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and other politicians arrived at the hospital to console Azhar and his family members. His record in ODIs was more impressive, with 9,378 runs from 334 matches at an average of 36.92. He was known for his wristy strokeplay, much like Indian cricketer Vishwanath and Pakistani cricketer Zaheer Abbas. He struck a 161-run partnership with Anil Kumble for the eighth wicket, another India national record, "hooking and pulling" while dealing with his "weakness against the short-pitched delivery".

Former India cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin has reportedly got married for a third time. [16] He aggregated 388 runs for the series at 77.60.[17]. Azharuddin married Naureen in 1987 and had two sons with her. His younger son Ayazuddin died in a road accident in 2011. Azhar's leg-side play was reminiscent of Zaheer Abbas and Greg Chappell - a Michelangelo in the midst of housepainters. Azhar was simply magical. Azharuddin was a middle-order batsman of India. The film featured Emraan Hashmi as Azharuddin, Nargis Fakhri as Sangeeta Bijlani and Prachi Desai as first wife Naureen.
That he finished his career with 99 Tests is perhaps appropriate for one who came within a whisker of batting immortality - only to throw it all away at close of play. Born in the Nizam town of Hyderabad in the state of Andhra Pradesh, Azhar boasted of prodigious tal... Few cricketers in India would have experienced the highs and lows of life like Azharuddin. His technique was suspect against the short stuff, a deficiency he sought to overcome through instinctive strokeplay, sometimes with cavalier disregard for the team situation. He made his foray into politics by joining the Congress party in 2009. In reply to South Africa's first innings score of 428, Azharuddin brought up his century off 74 deliveries, equalling Kapil Dev's record for the fastest Test century by an India player and fourth overall, in terms of balls faced. Azhar, a veteran of 99 Tests and 334 ODIs for India, has tied … [5], Azharuddin was born in Hyderabad to Mohammad Azizuddin and Yousuf Sultana. "[26] Retired cricketer Venkataraghavan stated that "Azharuddin had the best wrists in the game". Playing his 39th Test, he reached his 10th Test century off 155 balls. [11], Azharuddin scored a record-equalling century for an Indian player in the Second Test at Calcutta during South Africa's India tour in 1996–97. Mohammad Azharuddin India.