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Kirti Azad      

Full name Kirtivardhan Bhagwat Jha Azad

Born January 2, 1959, Purnea, Bihar

Current age 55 years 357 days

Major teams India, Delhi

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 7 12 0 135 24 11.25 0 0 0 3 0
ODIs 25 21 2 269 39* 14.15 400 67.25 0 0 7 0
First-class 142 182 14 6634 215 39.48 20 27 95 0
List A 72 62 6 1521 94 27.16 0 8 22 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 10 750 373 3 2/84 2/106 124.33 2.98 250.0 0 0 0
ODIs 25 11 390 273 7 2/48 2/48 39.00 4.20 55.7 0 0 0
First-class 142 15420 7190 234 7/63 30.72 2.79 65.8 5 0
List A 72 2086 1374 50 3/16 3/16 27.48 3.95 41.7 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v India at Wellington, Feb 21-25, 1981 scorecard
Last Test India v West Indies at Ahmedabad, Nov 12-16, 1983 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 6, 1980 scorecard
Last ODI India v Pakistan at Sharjah, Apr 18, 1986 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1976-1994
List A span 1977-1993
Profile

The son of a Central Minister, Kirti Azad was an aggressive right-hand batsman and a quickish offspinner. A surprise choice for the tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1980-81, he made his Test debut at Wellington. He then played three Tests without much success against England in 1981-82 and was then ignored till he was picked for the World Cup in 1983. Azad had his day in the sun when he played a leading part in India winning the semi-final against England, when he helped bottle up the middle order with his fastish offbreaks and earned a bonus while bowling the dangerous Ian Botham. Back home he played a swashbuckling innings at the Kotla in helping India defeat Pakistan in one of the early day-night games. But he met with little success in three Tests against Pakistan and West Indies and was discarded.

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May 20, 2012

Former India offspinner Kirti Azad goes on a hunger strike outside Feroz Shah Kotla to protest the IPL, Delhi, May 20, 2012

Former India offspinner Kirti Azad goes on a hunger strike to protest the IPL

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Jun 25, 2008

Mohinder Amarnath and Kirti Azad enjoy a light moment, London, June 25, 2008

Mohinder Amarnath and Kirti Azad enjoy a light moment

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1996

Roger Binny of India takes a catch with Kirti Azad backing up during  India's victory over Australia at Chelmsford, 1983 World Cup

Roger Binny takes a catch, 1983 World Cup

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Tournament Results
Australia v Sri Lanka at Bridgetown - Apr 28, 2007
Australia won by 53 runs (D/L method)
Australia v South Africa at Gros Islet - Apr 25, 2007
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 111 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Kingston - Apr 24, 2007
Sri Lanka won by 81 runs
West Indies v England at Bridgetown - Apr 21, 2007
England won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)
Australia v New Zealand at St George's - Apr 20, 2007
Australia won by 215 runs
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