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Mohammad Azharuddin biography

Mohammad Azharuddin  

Full nameMohammad Azharuddin
Mohammad Azharuddin
Mohammad Azharuddin
Born8 February 1963 
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
parentsMohammad Azizuddin and Yousuf Sultana
NicknameAjju
Azzu
Batting styleRight-handed batsman
Bowling styleRight-arm medium
Political partyINC
ReligionIslam
RoleBatsman
Relation SonM Asaduddin

Mohammad Azharuddin  (born 8 February 1963 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India) is a former cricketer and an Indian politician. He completed his schooling from the famous All Saint High School in Hyderabad, and graduated from Nizam College, under Osmania University, in Hyderabad.
He played his first test match against England at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on 31st of December 1984.
Azharuddin was implicated in a match-fixing scandal in 2000, and banned for life but in 2012 ban lifted by court.
Azhar joined Indian National Congress in 2009 and won Indian Parliamentary Elections from Moradabad constituency in Uttar Pradesh and by defeating BJP candidate Sarvesh singh chauhan with a large margin. A Member of Parliament (MP), Azhar is actively engaged in Indian politics, committed to the service of his constituency.
Batting and fielding averages
MatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100506sCtSt
Tests991479621519945.032221191050
ODIs334308549378153*36.921266974.027581560
First-class229343381585522651.9854742200
List A4323997012931161*39.3011852000
Bowling averages
MatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10
Tests99313160---7.38-000
ODIs33424552479123/193/1939.915.2046.0000
First-class2291432786173/3646.233.2984.200
List A432827709153/193/1947.265.1455.1000
Career statistics
Test debutIndia v England at Kolkata, Dec 31, 1984 - Jan 5, 1985 
Last TestIndia v South Africa at Bangalore, Mar 2-6, 2000 
ODI debutIndia v England at Bangalore, Jan 20, 1985 
Last ODIIndia v Pakistan at Dhaka, Jun 3, 2000 
First-class span1981-2000
List A span1983-2000
 Awards
Mohammed Azharuddin has received some prestigious awards of the nation for his contribution to the success of Indian Cricket.

  • 1986 – Azhar was bestowed Arjuna Award.

  • 1987 – Azhar was awarded with Padma Shri.

  • 1991 - Azhar won Wisden Cricketer of the Year Award.

  • 2000 - Azhar received ICC Champions Trophy.

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