Mohammed Azharuddeen Kerala Cricketer: On 13th January 2021, a 26-year old cricketer, named Mohammed Azharuddeen took the world by storm after hitting a 37-ball century in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. In pursuit of a 196-run total set by Mumbai, Kerala batsman, Mohammed Azharuddeen played a breathtaking knock of 137 runs off 54 balls to guide his team home in just 15.5 overs.
He brought up his century in just 37 balls and with that, entered his name in the record books. It is now the second-fastest century after Rishabh Pant’s 32-ball century in the history of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Azharuddeen’s whirlwind knock received praise from across the country. Numerous cricket pundits lauded his efforts, calling him a rising star for India. His knock has certainly opened the doors for an IPL contract ahead of IPL 2021. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen how he performs in the remainder of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021.
Born on 22nd March 1994, Mohammed Azharuddeen comes from the Kasaragod district in Kerala. His parents initially thought of naming him Ajmal. However, his elder brother being a fan of former Indian skipper, Mohammad Azharuddin, decided to name his younger brother after him. Interestingly, when Azharuddeen was born, his namesake and former Indian skipper, Mohammad Azharuddin was leading Indian Cricket Team in New Zealand.
The Kerala cricketer was trained at Kerala Cricket Association’s college Academy. After impressing in the age-group cricket, Azharuddeen was drafted in the under-19 team. Consistent performances in the u-19 and U-23 circuits meant he was soon included in Kerala’s domestic cricket team.
Mohammed Azharuddeen made his first-class cricket debut for Kerala on 15th September 2015. He played his debut first-class game against Goa in the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy. On 20th December 2015, he played his first List A game in the 2015-16 Vijay Hazare Trophy. His T20 debut in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy came on 2nd January 2016.
In 22 first-class matches, he has amassed 959 runs at an average of 24. Looking at his T20 numbers, Azharuddeen has scored 404 runs in 22 T20s. If his domestic cricket numbers are anything to go by, the Kerala batsman certainly has a great future ahead of him. After witnessing his heroic knock against Mumbai Indians, one shouldn’t get surprised if Azharuddeen would be seen playing in the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League.
Name: Mohammed Azharuddeen
Nickname: Azhar Junior and Ajju
Role: Wicket-keeper batsman
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Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Date of Birth: 22nd March 1994
Mohammed Azharuddeen Age (as on May 2020): 26 years old
Birth Place: Thalangara, Kasargod, Kerala
Zodiac sign: Aries
Coach/Mentor: Bijumon N
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Test: – DNP
Major Teams: Kerala
Mohammed Azharuddeen IPL 2021 Team: Royal Challengers Bangalore (Bought for 20 Lakh)
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Hobbies: Reading, playing with friends
Favourite Cricketers: Virat Kohli
Favourite Sportspersons: Virat Kohli
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Marital Status: Unmarred
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