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.