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Famous Pakistani Cricketer Azhar Mahmood

by on November 21, 2012
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Famous Pakistani Cricketer Azhar Mahmood

Cricketer Azhar Mahmood With His Wife Ebba Quresh

Azhar Mahmood Sagar was born in Rawalpindi, Punjab on the 28th of February, 1975. He is a right handed cricket batsman and a right arm fast medium bowler. He serves his team as an all rounder. His test debut came in October 1997 in which he played against South Africa, whereas he played his first ODI in September, 1996 against arch rival India. His last test match was played in June, 2001 versus England whereas his ODI career ended in March 2007 playing against Ireland. Azhar was not prominent enough in his first ODI match, however his first test match caught him the attention he seeked in which he scored a century and a half century without dismissal. Azhar Mahmood has been the part of the World Cup playing team thrice though he did not play in the last world cup series. Azhar Mahmood is a player who faced great opposition from his father for playing cricket but finally he gave up on him when he saw his interest and accomplishments.

Mahmood has also played county cricket for Surrey and has signed a deal with Kent to play for them. Since he was no longer included in the National Cricket team he returned to playing county in UK. He also received his British citizenship in 2011 and is playing with Kent as an English player. He has also played for Dhaka Gladiators in 2011. In February, 2012 Mahmood was auctioned to the Kings XI Punjab for an amount of $200,000 which is not to mention double his previous best price.

Azhar Mahmood was a pleasant addition to Pakistan cricket team but his career was rattled by too many controversies. In addition, Azhar did nag a lot about his rejection at various venues which made him vulnerable to criticism from everyone. He still plays for domestic cricket and other events but hasn’t become part of Pakistan cricket team.

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