Mohammad Azharuddin

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Mohammad Azharuddin is a former Indian cricket captain. He was a middle-order batsman and captained the Indian cricket team in the 1990s. Azharuddin was implicated in a cricket match-fixing scandal in 2000 and was banned by BCCI for life. On 8 November 2012, the Andhra Pradesh High Court lifted the ban describing it as "unsustainable".

He played 99 test matches and was denied the honor of playing 100 tests due to his alleged involvement in match-fixing.


Azharuddin is known for his stylish batting. He is also known for his fielding.

Azharuddin often fields with his collar-up. In 2016, he revealed that as he fields at point, he had problems with his neck skin due to exposure to sun. He started to field collar up and that became a habit.

Azhar also wore a white helmet when batting in One Day Internationals. He revealed that he likes white helmets and since there is no compulsion to wear a blue helmet, he wore the white helmet.

Azhar is also known for his fondness for wrist watches and cars.


A film titled "Azhar" was released in May 2016 in India. The movie was inspired by the life story of Azharuddin.