Mohammad Azharuddin: News

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.

There is nothing wrong with Virat Kohli's technique: Mohammad Azharuddin

Former India cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin has backed Virat Kohli in spite of the latter's lean patch in international cricket.

01 May 2022

Cheteshwar Pujara

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.

10 Feb 2022

Rohit Sharma

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.

#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

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

27 Mar 2020

Virat Kohli

#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.

12 Feb 2020

Bishan Singh Bedi

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.

07 Oct 2019


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.

04 Jul 2019


ICC World Cup: Ranking the top conspiracy theories

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

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.

17 May 2019


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.

16 Jan 2019

Virat Kohli

#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.

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.

05 Nov 2018


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.

16 Oct 2018

Virat Kohli

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.

Cricketers who turned politicians post retirement

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

30 Mar 2018

Mohammad Amir

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!

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

CoA to discuss Azhar's compensation issue today

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) will discuss former cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin's request for compensation in a meeting with BCCI officials today.

What to expect from Sachin, A Billion dreams?

Sachin Tendulkar's biopic "Sachin: A Billion Dreams" is set to release this Friday.