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Mohammad Azharuddin      

Full name Mohammad Azharuddin

Born February 8, 1963, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Current age 51 years 193 days

Major teams India, Derbyshire, Hyderabad (India)

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Mohammad Azharuddin
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 99 147 9 6215 199 45.03 22 21 19 105 0
ODIs 334 308 54 9378 153* 36.92 12669 74.02 7 58 156 0
First-class 229 343 38 15855 226 51.98 54 74 220 0
List A 432 399 70 12931 161* 39.30 11 85 200 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 99 3 13 16 0 - - - 7.38 - 0 0 0
ODIs 334 24 552 479 12 3/19 3/19 39.91 5.20 46.0 0 0 0
First-class 229 1432 786 17 3/36 46.23 3.29 84.2 0 0
List A 432 827 709 15 3/19 3/19 47.26 5.14 55.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Kolkata, Dec 31, 1984 - Jan 5, 1985 scorecard
Last Test India v South Africa at Bangalore, Mar 2-6, 2000 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v England at Bangalore, Jan 20, 1985 scorecard
Last ODI India v Pakistan at Dhaka, Jun 3, 2000 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1981-2000
List A span 1983-2000
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
8 India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Delhi 27 Feb 2007 Other
28 India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Kozhikode 25 Feb 2007 Other
7 India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Udaipur 23 Feb 2007 Other
26 India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Lahore 30 Apr 2006 Other OD
14 India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Sheikhupura 27 Apr 2006 Other OD
25, 0/18 India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Sialkot 25 Apr 2006 Other OD
82 India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Karachi 23 Apr 2006 Other OD
Profile

Those who saw this supreme batting artist at his peak will never forget him - sinewy wrists transforming a slender piece of willow into a magician's wand. Azhar's leg-side play was reminiscent of Zaheer Abbas and Greg Chappell - a Michelangelo in the midst of housepainters. In later years, he expanded his off-side repertoire, and conjured some of the finest innings played in the modern era - his 121 at Lord's in 1990 was one for the gods. 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. As captain, Azhar enjoyed tremendous success on made-to-order home pitches, while right to the end of his career he was peerless in the field, whether prowling the covers or pouching catches at slip. He announced his arrival, against England in 1984-85, with three hundreds in his first three Tests, a feat that has never been match, while his last Test innings also bore him a hundred. But then allegations of match-fixing provided an emphatic full stop. 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. He appealed against the life ban in the courts but the verdict is still awaited. He made his foray into politics by joining the Congress party in 2009.
Dileep Premachandran February 2009

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Nov 8, 2012

Mohammad Azharuddin after a court lifted his life ban, Delhi, November 8, 2012

Mohammad Azharuddin after a court lifted his life ban

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Nov 8, 2012

Mohammad Azharuddin addresses the press after a court struck down his life ban, Delhi, November 8, 2012

Mohammad Azharuddin addresses the press

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Jul 26, 2010

Former Indian captain and current MP Mohammad Azharuddin arrives for the monsoon session of the parliament, New Delhi, July 26, 2010

Former Indian captain and current MP Mohammad Azharuddin arrives for the monsoon session of the parliament

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1991

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1st ODI: England v India at Bristol
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3rd ODI: Eng Women v India Women at Lord's
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