Mohd Azharuddin (cricketer) Girlfriend, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More

Updated on: Dec 18, 2018 4:37 pm IST

  • Mohammad Azharuddin
    (Indian Politician and former Cricketer)

    An elegant right handed middle-order batsman, Md Azharuddin was born on 8 February 1963 in Hyderabad. After graduating from Nizam College, Osmania University, Azharuddin made his debut in test series against England in 1984 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

    In his debut match, Azhar scored a century and went on to score two more centuries in next two games and became the only cricketer to score a century each in first three games.

    In 1989, Azharuddin was handed the responsibilities of Indian team. He captained India in 47 test and 174 ODI games and led the team to victory in 90 ODIs. Azhar was also the first player to play in 300 ODIs.

    Having played 99 tests, Azharuddin’s career dramatically came to end after his name was involved in the in-famous match fixing scandal in 2000. BCCI banned him for life.  In 2009, Azharuddin became a member of Parliament from Moradabad consittuency after getting a ticket from Indian National Congress.

    In 2012, Andra Pradesh High Court lifted the ban on him describing the case as unsustainable.

    Md Azharuddin
    Nickname: Azhar, Ajju
    Profession: Former cricketer, former Congress MP

    Azhar: The Authorized Biography of Mohammad Azhar by Harsha Bhogle

    Biopic: Azhar

    Physical Appearance
    Height (approx.): 1.79 m
    Weight (approx.): NA
    Eye Colour: Black
    Hair Colour: Black
    Tattoos: NA
    Personal Life
    Date of Birth: 8 February 1963
    Age (as on 2018): 55
    Birth Place: Hyderabad, Telangana, India
    Zodiac sign/Sun sign: NA
    Nationality: Indian
    School: All Saints High School, Hyderabad
    College: Nizam College Osmania University
    Educational Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce

    Father: Mohammad Azizuddin
    Mother: Yousuf Sultana
    Credit- Deccan Chronicle
    Sister: NA
    Brother: NA
    Coach/Mentor: NA
    Religion: Islam
    Address: NA

    Cricket Career
    International Debut:
    Test: vs England on 31 December 1984
    ODI: vs England on 20 January 1985
    T20: NA
    Jersey Number: NA
    Domestic/State Team: Hyderabad, South Zone and Derbyshire
    Nature on the field: Calm, composed
    Likes to play against: Pakistan
    Favorite Ball: NA

    Career Turning Point

    Debut century against England at Eden Gardens in 1984.

    Hobbies: NA
    Favourite Batsmen: Sachin Tendulkar
    Favourite Bowlers: Wasim Akram
    Favourite Football Team: NA
    Favourite Actors: Amitabh Bachchan
    Favourite Food: Biryani
    Favourite Place on earth: NA
    Favourite Films: NA
    Favourite Musicians/Singers: NA
    Favourite TV Shows: NA
    Smoking/Alcohol: NA

    In International cricket:


    • Azhar played 99 test matches with a highest score of 199 against Sri Lanka
    • He is the only cricketer till date to score a century in each of his first three Tests
    • Azhar was also the first player to play in 300 ODIs
    • Azhar led India to 90 ODIs victory which was a record untill MS Dhoni surpassed it in 2014


    Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
    Marital Status: NA
    Affairs/Girlfriends: Sangeeta Bijlani and Jwala Gutta(rumour)

    Wife/Spouse: Naureen (Divorced)
    Marriage Date: Naureen – 1987

    Sangeeta Bijlani – 1996

    Children: 2 sons Asaduddin and late Ayazuddin

    Credit – NDTV Sports

    Net Worth: Not known
    IPL earnings: NA

    Awards and Recognitions
    • In 1986, Azhar was awarded with Arjuna Award
    • In 1988, Azhar was awarded with the Padma Shri in recognition of his contribution to sports
    • In 1991, Azhar also received the honourary Wisden Cricketer of the Year award

    Lesser Known Facts
    • Bollywood film Azhar is based on his life. Emraan Hashmi essayed his role in the film while Nargis Fakhri and Prachi Desai featured as Sangeeta Bijlani and Naureen respectively.
    • His younger son Ayazuddin (19) was budding cricketer and succumbed to his injuries after being seriously injured in a motor cycle crash.
    • Reports suggest that Ayazuddin was riding brand new imported 1000 cc Suzuki GSX-R1000 at a speed more than 200 and lost control. The pillion rider was his cousin (Azhar’s sister’s son) Ajmal, who died on the spot. The motorbike was Eid gift from his father.

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