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Indian Former Test Cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin

by on December 21, 2012
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Indian Former Test Cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin

Mohammad Azharuddin, a skilled Indian cricket player of the past, was born in Hyderabad, on February 8, 1963. He has the credit of making 22 centuries in Test matches, on an average of 45. In One Day Internationals, Azhar made 7 centuries, Azhar is known for creating an exclusive merit of making a century in all three of his first Tests. This great accomplishment of his, has no equivalence in the world of cricket to date. He made 7 centuries in ODIs on an average of 37. Azhar has been a tremendous fielder, as well. In ODI, he made a world record by taking 156 catches. Azhar has made world records for highest ODI runs and fastest hundred in ODI matches. Later, other cricket players surpassed these records.

Azharuddin has played 334 One day international matches scoring 9378 runs at an average of 36.92 including 58 fifties and seven hundreds. His highest ODI score is 153. In test cricket format, Azhar played 99 test matches, scoring 6215 runs at an average of 45.03 including 22 hundreds and 21 fifties. His highest ODI score is 1999.

Azhar remained captain of the Indian cricket team for major part of 1990s. He is considered to be one of the most winning captains of the Indian cricket team. Azhar’s unbeaten record to date, as captain of the Indian cricket team was his success in 103 ODIs. As a captain, his success in 14 Tests was a great achievement. Azhar did marvellous batting in England, in 1990 Test match series. He made a century, only in 87 balls, thus saving his country from ‘following-on’. This was regarded as his preeminent innings by many people. Unfortunately, India lost both, the match and the Test series. Azhar got an LBW in one of his highest scores, 199, in a Test match, played against Sri Lanka. Being a good captain and lucrative sun scorer, Azhar will always be one of Indian’s best man in all times to come.

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