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Mohammad Azharuddin Biography

Mohammad Azharuddin is an Indian politician and former cricketer who was an accomplished batsman and captained the Indian cricket team for much of the 1990s. Statistically he is one of India's most successful captains. He won 103 ODI matches as the captain of the Indian team. In his prime, he had a graceful, fluid batting style; The wrist flick was his most characteristic shot and he fared best against spinners. Azhar scored a final total of 22 centuries in Test cricket at an average of 45, and 7 in ODIs at an average of 37. He has the unique distinction of scoring a century in each of his first three Tests – a feat unmatched till date. An excellent fielder, he took 156 catches in ODI cricket which was a world record until Mahela Jayawardene surpassed him. During India's 1990 Test series in England, Azhar came in to bat when his team was facing the prospect of following on and scored an aggressive century in just 87 balls which is regarded as one his best innings ever. He was given LBW for 199 in a Test match against Sri Lanka and it was his highest Test score. In 1991 he was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year and was, for many years, an inspirational figure in the Indian team due to his athletic fielding and leadership.  

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5 Indian batsmen with the most fifty-plus ODI scores
5 Indian batsmen with the most fifty-plus ODI scores
Several Indian legends make this list, including a few current players.
Top 5 batting partnerships for India in ODIs
Top 5 batting partnerships for India in ODIs
Instances when Indian batting were at their best.
What goes through a batsman's mind when dismissed on 199
What goes through a batsman's mind when dismissed on 199
Here are a few thoughts that are bound to cross the minds of a batsman who has been dismissed for 199.
Mohammad Azharuddin's Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) president nomination rejected
Mohammad Azharuddin's Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) president nomination rejected
The former India captain had applied for the post of Hyderabad Cricket Association president.
Mohammad Azharuddin slams Ravi Shastri for omitting Sourav Ganguly from list of top Indian captains
Mohammad Azharuddin slams Ravi Shastri for omitting Sourav Ganguly from list of top Indian captains
The tiff between the former Indian captains is getting nastier day by day.
Mohammad Azharuddin files nomination for Hyderabad Cricket Association's top job
Mohammad Azharuddin files nomination for Hyderabad Cricket Association's top job
Azharuddin says he will work hard to develop cricket in Hyderabad
One day, two venues, four centuries and a legend: Sachin Tendulkar's romance with January 4th
One day, two venues, four centuries and a legend: Sachin Tendulkar's romance with January 4th
Remembering Sachin Tendulkar's 4 centuries scored on January 4th (either scored or finished). Thus it is a special day in his long career.
Harbhajan Singh clarifies claims that he joined the Congress party
Harbhajan Singh clarifies claims that he joined the Congress party
Harbhajan Singh takes to Twitter to clarify rumour about his political career
Virat Kohli's Test success has put pressure on MS Dhoni's ODI captaincy, feels Sourav Ganguly
Virat Kohli's Test success has put pressure on MS Dhoni's ODI captaincy, feels Sourav Ganguly
The legendary skipper terms the upcoming white-ball series against England as 'critical' for Dhoni.
Indian team when Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid made their Test debut - Where are they now?
Indian team when Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid made their Test debut - Where are they now?
In 1996, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid made their debut at the 'Mecca of Cricket' - Lord's.
Fifth Test: Rahul misses double ton as India post 391/4 (Roundup)
Fifth Test: Rahul misses double ton as India post 391/4 (Roundup)
India vs England 2016: 5th Test, Day 3 Stats - KL Rahul emulates Mohammad Azharuddin
India vs England 2016: 5th Test, Day 3 Stats - KL Rahul emulates Mohammad Azharuddin
Rahul falls agonizingly short of registering his maiden Test double century.
Brothers-in-Arms: Top 5 partnership pairs by average for India in tests
Brothers-in-Arms: Top 5 partnership pairs by average for India in tests
We take a look at the top 5 Indian pairs in terms of average.
5 great Indian cricketers who have never won the Ranji Trophy
5 great Indian cricketers who have never won the Ranji Trophy
Here is a list of five top cricketers who have never won the Ranji Trophy.
Stats: Virat Kohli-led Test team equals record for unbeaten streak
Stats: Virat Kohli-led Test team equals record for unbeaten streak
Kohli and his men last lost a Test in August 2015.
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