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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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Sachin: A Billion Dreams - 5 unknown facts revealed in the movie
Sachin: A Billion Dreams - 5 unknown facts revealed in the movie
5 surprising facts that would not have come to the fore had it not been for the movie and the autobiography from which it was inspired.
Cheteshwar Pujara slams a century on home debut for Nottinghamshire
Cheteshwar Pujara slams a century on home debut for Nottinghamshire
Pujara was drafted into the side as a short-term replacement for Australia's James Pattinson.
Champions Trophy 2017: Mohammad Azharuddin feels Rohit Sharma will find it tough to open in England
Champions Trophy 2017: Mohammad Azharuddin feels Rohit Sharma will find it tough to open in England
The former Indian captain backed team India to defend their title.
Cheteshwar Pujara should play County Cricket, says Mohammad Azharuddin
Cheteshwar Pujara should play County Cricket, says Mohammad Azharuddin
Azharuddin feels that Pujara should play the County Cricket in England during the IPL season this year.
Stats: Full list of India's Test captains thus far
Stats: Full list of India's Test captains thus far
Ajinkya Rahane has become India's 33rd captain in Test cricket.
SK Flashback: Sachin Tendulkar's 155* against Australia in Chennai
SK Flashback: Sachin Tendulkar's 155* against Australia in Chennai
Relive Sachin Tendulkar's match-winning 155-run knock against Australia in the first Test of the 1997/98 season.
When Azhar took on the world for his love
When Azhar took on the world for his love
Mohammad Azharuddin and Sangeeta Bijlani first laid eyes on each other in the mid-90s.
India's squad that beat Pakistan in Bangalore in the 1996 World Cup: Where are they now?
India's squad that beat Pakistan in Bangalore in the 1996 World Cup: Where are they now?
India's quarter-final victory against Pakistan in the 1996 World Cup is one of the most memorable matches in World Cup history.
Mohammad Azharuddin wants Ishant Sharma and Jayant Yadav to be dropped for 2nd Test
Mohammad Azharuddin wants Ishant Sharma and Jayant Yadav to be dropped for 2nd Test
Former skipper urges India to ring in the changes after a heavy defeat in Pune.
Captain's Chronicles: Mohammad Azharuddin and his laidback legacy
Captain's Chronicles: Mohammad Azharuddin and his laidback legacy
A look back at the extremely talented Hyderabadi and his stint as captain of India
Hansie Cronje fixed matches long before the 2000 revelations, says Kepler Wessels
Hansie Cronje fixed matches long before the 2000 revelations, says Kepler Wessels
Kepler Wessels opens up even bigger cans of worms.
Angry Mohammad Azharuddin slams Pune's 'third-rate' decision to sack MS Dhoni
Angry Mohammad Azharuddin slams Pune's 'third-rate' decision to sack MS Dhoni
Former Indian skipper berates Rising Pune Supergiants for removing Dhoni from captaincy.
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.
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