Early Life of Mohammad Azharuddin
This batting-commander of Indian cricket, famously known as Azhar, spent his early life, childhood, and the initial phases of his youth in Hyderabad. He studied in a Catholic boys' school, called the All Saints High School.
Career of Mohammad Azharuddin
The 1990s was the purple patch of the talented Azharuddin. In his prime, Mohammad Azharuddin had an elegant and flexible batting technique; the wrist flip was his typical style and he warded off the skilled spinners, with the best of abilities. Later in his career, Mohammad Azharuddin primarily resorted to the off-side strokes, which yielded a wonder like the 121 of 1990's at the Lord's. Azharuddin is reckoned as one of the most accomplished captain. The amazing Azhar has rested on the laurels of the victory in 14 Test Matches. He too luxuriates in the record of a 103 ODIs, during his office of captaincy of the Indian Team.
His Test debut was in the India vs. England, at Kolkata, held from December 1984 to January 5, 1985. Azharuddin boasts off the 110 in the very first innings of his Test debut. In the first 3 Tests, he had scored 3 successive hundreds. He unfortunately was rendered out for a LBW for 199 in a Test match against Sri Lanka. This was the topmost achievement in his Test career. Mohammad Azharuddin, throughout his Test career, had accumulated 6215 runs, at a high average of 45.03. Mohammad Azharuddin had bagged 22 centuries on the whole, in Test career. Proving his capabilities in the first appearances had become a habit of Azharuddin by then. In the way of One-Day International debut, on January 20, 1985, at Bengaluru, he landed up with an almost glorious half-century, 47 runs not out in the match between India Vs England.
Statistics, exhibit, that on the whole, his ODI Aggregate is very near to 10,00 runs, being 9378. He had attained this outstanding level at an average of 36.92, in 334 ODIs. His career best ODI performance was definitely the dazzling 153, hit against the subdued Zimbabwe at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, Orissa, on April 9th, 1998. Muhammad Azharuddin tasted the pinnacle of prosperity on the pro-India home pitches. He was an excellent fielder, especially when it came to slip fielding and catch grasping, with tremendous readiness. Azharuddin was always determined to leave an indelible impression, in his final Test match. His last Test innings, was mind-blowing, producing a radiant example of a century.
Batting and Fielding Averages
Political Life of Mohammad Azharuddin
Mohammad Azharuddin joined the Indian National Congress on 19th February 2009. Azhar contested the 2009 General Election, from Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. Azharuddin became successful in the elections and represented the Indian National Congress party.
Personal Life of Mohammad Azharuddin
Azharuddin is also known to be maintaining his initiative, the gym called Est, in his hometown, Hyderabad .Mohammad Azharuddin is also engaged in Real Estate and Software business in Dubai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Goa, Delhiand Chennai. Azhar is married to former Bollywood actress Sangeeta Bijlani. His son Ayaz, aged 19 years, died on 16 September 2011.
A superb batsman, such as Mohammad Azharuddin, had exemplified with his feats, the immensity of contributions that a quality batsman, can provide to his team.
(Last Updated on : 21-07-2014)
|More Articles in Indian Cricket Players (298)|