Mohammad Azharuddin Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Affairs & More
Bio Real NameMohammad Azharuddin NicknameAzhar ProfessionFormer Indian Cricketer (Batsman) and Politician Physical Stats & More Heightin centimeters- 178 cm in meters- 1.78 m in Feet Inches- 5’ 10” Weightin Kilograms- 74 kg in Pounds- 163 lbs Body Measurements- Chest: 40 Inches - Waist: 32 inches - Biceps: 13 Inches Eye ColourBrown Hair ColourBlack Cricket International DebutTest- 31 December 1984 vs England in Kolkata ODI- 20 January 1985 vs England in Bengaluru Coach/MentorNot Known Domestic/State TeamIndia, Derbyshire, Hyderabad Nature on fieldAggressive Likes to play againstPakistan, England and Sri Lanka Favourite ShotHit over mid-wicket Records (main ones)• Record for hitting 3 consecutive centuries in 1st three Tests. • Took 156 catches in 334 ODI matches. • For a long time he hold the record for the fastest ODI hundred by an Indian (62 balls). • First cricketer to have played more than 300 ODI matches. Career Turning PointTest debut against England in 1984 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata Personal Life Date of Birth8 February 1963 Age (as in 2017)54 Years Birth PlaceHyderabad, Telangana State, India Zodiac sign/Sun signAquarius NationalityIndian HometownMusheerabad, Hyderabad, Telangana State, India School All Saints High School, Hyderabad College Nizam College, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana Educational QualificationsBachelor of Commerce FamilyFather- Mohammad Azizuddin Mother- Yousuf Sultana Brother- N/A Sisters- N/A ReligionIslam HobbiesListening music ControversiesIn 2000, he was given a life-ban in cricket for his alleged role in match-fixing. But in 2006, the BCCI lifted his ban. Favourite Things Favourite CricketerBatsman: Sachin Tendulkar and ML Jaisimha Bowler: Wasim Akram Favourite FoodSpaghetti and biryani Favourite ActorAmitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan Girls, Family & More Marital StatusDivorced Affairs/GirlfriendsShannon Marie
Some lesser known facts about Mohammad Azharuddin
Does Mohammad Azharuddin smoke?: No
Does Mohammad Azharuddin drink alcohol?: Not Known
Azhar, MS Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly are counted among the best Indian captains with the best winning %age.
Eden Gardens in Kolkata was his hunting ground as here he scored his debut Test century, scored a total of 860 runs at an excellent average of 107.5 with 5 centuries and 2 half-centuries.
His grandfather Mr. Vajehuddin once predicted that Azhar will captain Indian cricket team one day, and he later did that.
He captained Indian cricket team in 3 ICC World Cups (1992, 1996 and 1999).
He is known for his trademark collar up style which was inspired by his cricket idol ML Jaisimha.
He is among the very few batsman to hit a hundred in his first and last Test match.
He won the prestigious Arjuna Award in 1986.
He also won Wisden Cricketer of the Year Award in 1991.
He joined politics in 2009 General Elections for the Congress Party and was elected from Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh.
A biopic film on him called Azhar released in 2016, where his character was portrayed by actor Emraan Hashmi.
A book was authored by Harsha Bhogle called Azhar, which was based on his life.
In 2011, his son Ayazuddin died in a road accident at the age of 19.