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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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Reliving Sachin Tendulkar's Test hundreds: Centuries 11-15
Reliving Sachin Tendulkar's Test hundreds: Centuries 11-15
A close look at some of the most memorable knocks from the legendary batsman.
5 forgotten victories of India under Mohammad Azharuddin's captaincy
5 forgotten victories of India under Mohammad Azharuddin's captaincy
Here are five underrated Indian triumphs under the leadership of Azharuddin.
Mohammad Azharuddin expects MS Dhoni to play 2019 World Cup
Mohammad Azharuddin expects MS Dhoni to play 2019 World Cup
The debate surrounding Dhoni's future refuses to die down.
Mohammad Azharuddin backs Sreesanth to make a comeback into Indian team
Mohammad Azharuddin backs Sreesanth to make a comeback into Indian team
The former Indian captain urges the controversial pacer to maintain his confidence level.
Mohammad Azharuddin reveals how he played a key role in Ashish Nehra's international debut
Mohammad Azharuddin reveals how he played a key role in Ashish Nehra's international debut
Nehra played for India for the first time under the captaincy of Azharuddin in 1999.
Mohammad Azharuddin feels Ravi Shastri is disrespecting himself
Mohammad Azharuddin feels Ravi Shastri is disrespecting himself
Shastri's over-the-top praise for Team India did not impress Azharuddin.
Anil Kumble took the right decision, says Mohammad Azharuddin
Anil Kumble took the right decision, says Mohammad Azharuddin
Though saddened by the way things turned out, Azharuddin feels that Kumble's decision was the best possible outcome.
Mohammad Azharuddin's demand for pending dues to be discussed in the next CoA meeting
Mohammad Azharuddin's demand for pending dues to be discussed in the next CoA meeting
The former Indian skipper recently wrote to the BCCI asking for compensation on the same.
Fixed! A scandal that rocked the game - Part 2
Fixed! A scandal that rocked the game - Part 2
The concluding part of a series that chronicles the match-fixing saga that rocked the game.
SK Flashback: When India made it 3-0 against Pakistan at the Cricket World Cup
SK Flashback: When India made it 3-0 against Pakistan at the Cricket World Cup
Remembering India's win over Pakistan at the 1999 World Cup.
MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh no longer the finishers they were before, says Mohammad Azharuddin
MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh no longer the finishers they were before, says Mohammad Azharuddin
The former India captain also believes that Yuvraj Singh's game is not conducive to the conditions in England.
Captain’s Corner: Mohammad Azharuddin vs Mark Taylor
Captain’s Corner: Mohammad Azharuddin vs Mark Taylor
Comparing the numbers of the two impactful captains. Who fares better?
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.
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