Articles about Mohammad Azharuddin

The world has seen many talented cricketers but it has seen only a few who made cricket look easy. Those few made the ground their canvas and the willow or the ball their brush. They created masterpieces with their tools. Mohammad Azharuddin was one of those few who made the cricket ground his canvas. Hailing from Hyderabad, Azharuddin was considered a prodigious talent. His crafty stroke play reminiscent of greats such as Greg Chappel and Zaheer Abbas made him a favorite of the purists. At the same time, his instinctive gameplay with complete disregard to the match situation was a joy to watch for those who sought entertainment. Azharuddin made his Test debut against England in 1985. He has the distinction of being the only player to score three centuries in the first three Tests he played. Apart from being a master with the willow, Azhar was India’s best fielder throughout his career. He also captained the Indian team through the best part of the 90s and was one of the best captains India has ever seen. BCCI banned him for life in 2000 after match-fixing allegations were leveled against him.

Decoding Cheteshwar Pujara's sensational run for Sussex in County Cricket

01 May 2022

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Decoding Cheteshwar Pujara's sensational run for Sussex in County Cricket

Indian cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara hammered his second double-century in the ongoing County Championship Division Two.

Rohit Sharma set to break this record of Mohammad Azharuddin

10 Feb 2022

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Rohit Sharma set to break this record of Mohammad Azharuddin

Rohit Sharma is set to lead India in the third ODI against West Indies at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

Records Cheteshwar Pujara can script in the India-England Test series

31 Jan 2021

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Records Cheteshwar Pujara can script in the India-England Test series

Indian cricket team batsman Cheteshwar Pujara will be keen to get the job done in the upcoming four-Test series against England, starting February 5.

Batch of 1985 could trouble current Indian team: Ravi Shastri

06 May 2020

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Batch of 1985 could trouble current Indian team: Ravi Shastri

Indian head coach Ravi Shastri believes the batch of 1985 could have given a run for the money to the incumbent Indian side.

Coronavirus outbreak: Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev join ICA's initiative

02 May 2020

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Coronavirus outbreak: Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev join ICA's initiative

Indian legends Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev have extended support towards Indian Cricket Association in order to financially help nearly 30 needy players in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

#ThisDayThatYear: Azhar, Sidhu help India win 4th Asia Cup title

14 Apr 2020

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#ThisDayThatYear: Azhar, Sidhu help India win 4th Asia Cup title

On April 14, 1995, the Indian cricket team went on to lift its fourth Asia Cup title.

Coronavirus outbreak: Mohammad Azharuddin vouches to tweak FTP

12 Apr 2020

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Coronavirus outbreak: Mohammad Azharuddin vouches to tweak FTP

Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin believes all the cricket boards should ponder over the international cricket calendar in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

#ThisDayThatYear: Sachin's maiden opening stint, Kohli wins Mohali

27 Mar 2020

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#ThisDayThatYear: Sachin's maiden opening stint, Kohli wins Mohali

On this day, two Indian legends defied all odds and gave a moment of glory to their respective generations.

Kapil Dev, Mohammad Azharuddin demand action against U-19 players

12 Feb 2020

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Kapil Dev, Mohammad Azharuddin demand action against U-19 players

India failed to win their record-extending ICC U-19 World Cup title as they were outplayed by Bangladesh.

New Zealand-India 2nd ODI: Records that can be scripted

06 Feb 2020

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New Zealand-India 2nd ODI: Records that can be scripted

The Indian cricket team suffered a loss in the opening ODI of the three-match series against New Zealand on Tuesday.

1st ODI, New Zealand beat India: List of records broken

05 Feb 2020

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1st ODI, New Zealand beat India: List of records broken

The Indian cricket team lost against New Zealand in the first ODI on Wednesday.

New Zealand vs India, 1st ODI: Preview, Dream11 and stats

04 Feb 2020

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New Zealand vs India, 1st ODI: Preview, Dream11 and stats

The Indian cricket team will be wanting to continue in the same vein after winning the T20Is 5-0 against New Zealand.

Cheteshwar Pujara hits 50th FC ton: List of records scripted

12 Jan 2020

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Cheteshwar Pujara hits 50th FC ton: List of records scripted

India's senior cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara joined an elite list of cricketers after scoring a century in First-Class cricket against Karnataka.

Records which Rohit Sharma can break in 2020

02 Jan 2020

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Records which Rohit Sharma can break in 2020

Indian senior opening batsman Rohit Sharma had a terrific 2019 with the bat and helped India do well across formats.

India vs Windies: Mumbai and Hyderabad swap dates- Here's why

23 Nov 2019

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India vs Windies: Mumbai and Hyderabad swap dates- Here's why

The venues of the opening and third T20I between hosts India and visitors Windies have been swapped, owing to security issues, raised by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).

India vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 3: Records broken

21 Oct 2019

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India vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 3: Records broken

The Indian bowlers came up with a ruthless performance as they picked up 16 wickets on Day 3 of the third Test in Ranchi on Monday.

Sania Mirza's sister Anam to marry Azharuddin's son Asad

07 Oct 2019

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Sania Mirza's sister Anam to marry Azharuddin's son Asad

Sania Mirza's younger sister Anam is set to marry former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin's son Asad, this December.

Rohit Sharma could topple Yuvraj Singh with this ODI feat

14 Aug 2019

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Rohit Sharma could topple Yuvraj Singh with this ODI feat

Senior Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma will be aiming to come good against West Indies in the third ODI on Wednesday.

ICC World Cup: Ranking the top conspiracy theories

04 Jul 2019

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ICC World Cup: Ranking the top conspiracy theories

The ICC World Cup is the most prestigious cricketing tournament in the world.

India beat Bangladesh: Here are the records broken

02 Jul 2019

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India beat Bangladesh: Here are the records broken

India qualified for the semi-finals of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019.

Bangladesh vs India: Records that can be scripted tonight

02 Jul 2019

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Bangladesh vs India: Records that can be scripted tonight

India and Bangladesh lock horns in the match number 40 of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Tuesday at Edgbaston.

India beat Afghanistan: Here are the records broken

22 Jun 2019

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India beat Afghanistan: Here are the records broken

India bowled superbly to defend a paltry total of 224 against Afghanistan in match number 28 of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Saturday.

Afghanistan restrict India to a paltry score of 224/8

22 Jun 2019

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Afghanistan restrict India to a paltry score of 224/8

The Afghan spinners dictated the show against India in match number 28 of the ICC World Cup 2019.

India vs Afghanistan: Records that can be scripted tonight

22 Jun 2019

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India vs Afghanistan: Records that can be scripted tonight

Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team would take on a lacklustre Afghanistan at the Rose Bowl in the match number 28 of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Saturday.

Records which MS Dhoni can script in 2019 World Cup

24 May 2019

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Records which MS Dhoni can script in 2019 World Cup

MS Dhoni is all set to feature in his fourth ICC World Cup and it looks like this would be his final appearance in the coveted event.

R Ashwin joins Nottinghamshire as their overseas player

23 May 2019

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R Ashwin joins Nottinghamshire as their overseas player

Indian spinner R Ashwin has been roped in by Nottinghamshire as their overseas player.

Rating the performance of the Indian captains in World Cup

17 May 2019

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Rating the performance of the Indian captains in World Cup

The upcoming ICC World Cup in England will be the 12th edition of the tournament, since its inception in 1975.

#IndiaInAustralia: Virat Kohli can reach 100 hundreds, says Azharuddin

16 Jan 2019

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#IndiaInAustralia: Virat Kohli can reach 100 hundreds, says Azharuddin

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli smashed his 39th career ODI hundred on Tuesday against Australia in Adelaide.

India have their own Adam Gilchrist, says Azhar on Pant

05 Jan 2019

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India have their own Adam Gilchrist, says Azhar on Pant

Former Team India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin has heaped his praise on young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant.

South Africa beat Australia in third ODI: Here're records broken

11 Nov 2018

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South Africa beat Australia in third ODI: Here're records broken

All-round South Africa beat Australia in the third and final ODI to win the series 2-1.

Gautam Gambhir slams BCCI, CoA and CAB, here's why!

05 Nov 2018

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Gautam Gambhir slams BCCI, CoA and CAB, here's why!

Former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin was handed the onus of ringing the bell, prior to the start of the first T20I at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

#HappyBirthdayKohli: Here're records he could break next

05 Nov 2018

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#HappyBirthdayKohli: Here're records he could break next

Virat Kohli's genius of bringing his A game, every time he sets on the field, is quite remarkable.

What's the fuss about SG balls, asks Azharuddin

16 Oct 2018

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What's the fuss about SG balls, asks Azharuddin

Former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin has been left surprised with the wave of Indian players criticizing the SG balls.

Incredible Prithvi Shaw scores ton in debut Test match

04 Oct 2018

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Incredible Prithvi Shaw scores ton in debut Test match

There was a lot of buzz surrounding Prithvi Shaw after the management confirmed, on Wednesday, that the 18-year-old sensation would get his debut Test cap against West Indies.

England vs India 4th Test: Records that could be broken

30 Aug 2018

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England vs India 4th Test: Records that could be broken

The fourth Test between England and India is set to start today at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.

England vs India: Virat Kohli eyes another milestone

01 Aug 2018

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England vs India: Virat Kohli eyes another milestone

Indian skipper Virat Kohli is a man of many records. His tryst with milestones is a regular phenomenon.

Cricketers who turned politicians post retirement

26 Jul 2018

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Cricketers who turned politicians post retirement

Former Pakistan World Cup winning captain, Imran Khan, had a successful career.

Ekta Kapoor is making a biopic on Sourav Ganguly

21 May 2018

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Ekta Kapoor is making a biopic on Sourav Ganguly

After Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Mohammad Azharuddin, a biopic is now being made on the life of ace-cricketer Sourav Ganguly.

5 incidents that rocked the cricket fraternity over the years

30 Mar 2018

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5 incidents that rocked the cricket fraternity over the years

Over the years, the world of cricket has witnessed several dark phases that rocked the fraternity and fans all over the world.

As Md. Azharuddin turns 55, here are his career highlights!

08 Feb 2018

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As Md. Azharuddin turns 55, here are his career highlights!

Mohammad Azharuddin, one of India's longest-serving Indian captains, has turned 55 today.