MOHAMMAD AZHARUDDIN

  • I didn't know, so didn't comment in book: Tendulkar on fixing November 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar has shied away from touching on perhaps the darkest phase in Indian cricket - the match-fixing scandal - in his much-awaited autobiography, saying he chose to skirt the issue as it would have been "unwise" to comment on things he was not fully aware of. Speaking to a...
  • BCCI should appoint Virat Kohli as Test captain: Mohammad Azharuddin October 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin on Wednesday said that BCCI should think of appointing young Virat Kohli as the Test captain after India's drubbing in the longest format in the recently concluded series in England. The 51-year-old came down heavily on skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and said,"You don't survive as...
  • MS Dhoni surpasses Mohammad Azharuddin in ODI wins as captain September 2, 2014

    Birmingham: Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday became the most successful Indian captain ever in the onedayers after India's ninewicket thrashing of England in the fourth ODI. Tuesday's win at the Edgbaston was Dhoni's 91st ODI victory as skipper. He surpassed Mohammad Azharuddin's tally of 90 ODI victories as captain. Azharuddin took nine...
  • Dhoni equals Azharuddin's record of most ODI wins as captain August 31, 2014

    Records and MS Dhoni go together as the Indian captain in between a poor England tour has achieved yet another feat. Dhoni has equaled Mohammad Azharuddin's record of 90 ODI wins, the most by an Indian captain after India won at Trent Bridge by six wickets to lead the fivematch...
  • Tonk-Sawai Madhopur residents vote for 'road, power and water' April 24, 2014

    As the Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constitunecy go to polls on Thursday, people say the main issue is the develompment of the area. ...
  • Watch: Azharuddin hopes to win Tonk-Sawai Madhopur seat April 24, 2014

    The Tonk-Sawai Madhopur seat in Rajasthan went to polls on April 24. Cricketer turned politician Mohammad Azharuddin has said that he is hoping to win and will deliver growth there. ...
  • Lok Sabha elections 2014 phase 6: Key candidates in the fray April 24, 2014

    Phase 6 of the Lok Sabha elections is a big phase for many players in the fray. While the fates of 2G accused Dayanidhi Maran and A Raja will be sealed in this phase, senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Congress leaders Milind Deora...
  • MPs Rating: Azharuddin scores 4.7 on a scale of 10 April 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Indian Cricket Captain, Mohammad Azharuddin, a sitting MP from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh has scored 4.7 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. On the parameters of accessibility and trustworthiness, Azharuddin got 3.8 and 4.1 respectively. He has...
  • LS polls: Fate of two Union ministers, Azharuddin to be sealed on Apr 24 April 9, 2014

    Two Union ministers and cricketer- turned-politician Mohd Azharuddin are among 81 candidates for Rajasthan's second phase of polling on April 24 in five Lok Sabha constituencies. Altogether 112 candidates had filed their nomination papers for the five LS seats, and after scrutiny and withdrawal process which completed on Wednesday 81 candidates...
  • 2014 Lok Sabha elections: Azharuddin confident of winning from Tonk April 4, 2014

    After initial confusion over his seat, the Congress has fielded former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin from Tonk in Rajasthan. Confident of a win, Azharuddin said his focus is now on ensuring the welfare of farmers. Here's a transcript of Azharuddin and his wife Sangeeta Bijlani's interview: CNN-IBN: This is a different pitch...
  • I am not an outsider anywhere in India: Mohammad Azharuddin March 28, 2014

    Cricketer-turned-MP Mohammad Azharuddin has dismissed as "useless talk" reports of non- cooperation by Congress workers in his Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency for being seen as an 'outsider', saying there is no restriction on anyone to work anywhere in India. A section of the media reported that the sitting MP from Moradabad in...
  • In 2009 LS polls, 114 candidates lost by margin less than 3 pc March 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Losing an election is often a not to pleasant experience for a candidate. But what if the margin is wafer thin? 114 candidates in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls lost by margins as less as 3 per cent. 19 of such candidates were from Uttar Pradesh which sends 80...
  • Ahead of polls, Azharuddin meets Kirorilal Meena, seeks support March 22, 2014

    Former Indian cricket captain and Congress candidate from Rajasthan's Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency Mohammad Azharuddin met Meena leader Kirorilal Meena at his residence in Jaipur. Meena a member of National People's Party is a MLA from Lalsot constituency and holds considerable sway among voters of the community and Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency has...
  • Congress LS candidate Azharuddin faces opposition from party workers March 21, 2014

    Former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin, the Congress candidate from Rajasthan's Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency, is facing opposition from party workers who are holding demonstrations and demanding the ticket be given to a local party worker. The Congress leader, however, said that he was not aware of any such opposition by...
  • Mohammad Azharuddin says not scared to contest from Rajasthan March 19, 2014

    After expressing desire to contest from West Bengal, Congress leader and former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin has been given a ticket from Rajasthan. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Azharuddin said that if some Congress MPs scared to contest and nervous, its good because when you nervous you give your best. ...
  • Will the IPL become more vulnerable to fixing in the UAE? March 13, 2014

    1. BCCI is doing everything to rid Indian cricket of corruption. Hmmm...okay agreed. 2. BCCI has all the money in the world to clean the game (if they want to). Agreed. 3. BCCI now has strict anti-corruption measures in place. Agreed (though not sure if practised). But if the above equates...
  • Congress may not field Kalmadi, Azharuddin, Bansal to get LS ticket: Sources March 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Just a day before the Congress is likely to release its second list of candidates for Lok Sabha elections, sources said that Commonwealth Games scam accused Suresh Kalmadi is almost out of the race as Rahul party Vice President Rahul Gandhi raised objection. The move can be seen as...
  • Moily, Azhar's candidature likely to come up at Congress meet today March 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress is set to hold its Central Election Committee meet on Wednesday to work on its strategy ahead the Lok Sabha polls. The party could take a decision on the future of former Cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin and Union Minister Verrappa Moily. Both Azharuddin and Moily did not...
  • MS Dhoni now Indian captain with worst away Test loss record February 9, 2014

    India skipper MS Dhoni, the only captain to have won all three ICC limitedovers trophy to go with the Test mace, now holds the unfortunate record of an Indian captain with most Test defeats overseas. The 40run loss to New Zealand in the Auckland Test on Sunday was Dhoni's 11th away...
  • Emraan Hashmi to play Mohammad Azharuddin in a biopic? December 26, 2013

    New Delhi: If reports are to be believed then Emraan Hashmi is set to play excricketer Mohammad Azharuddin in a biopic. The news has been doing rounds that Hashmi has been finalised as the lead by the makers of the film. It has been said that former India captain Azharuddin, who...
  • When cricket was played for a noble cause December 14, 2013

    A cricket match was played between media persons and parliamentarians for the cause of child welfare. ...
  • Mohammad Azharuddin agrees to coach Jammu and Kashmir August 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin is ready for his second innings in cricket as the coach of the Jammu & Kashmir team, Firstpost.com reported on Friday. Azhar, as he is popularly known, has accepted the offer made by Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) president, Farooq Abdullah; however, it...
  • Azharuddin offered to coach Jammu and Kashmir cricket team August 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin has been offered the job of coaching Jammu and Kashmir cricket team and he was considering whether to take it up or not, a report said. According to the report, Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association President Farooq Abdullah offered Azharuddin the position that has...
  • Azhar no one to decide which body to be recognised: Tanwar July 30, 2013

    New Delhi: DCBA vicepresident Deepak Tanwar on Tuesday asked Mohammad Azharuddin the newlyappointed DBA president to stay away from the sport and said the former India cricket captain is no one to decide which association should get recognition from BAI. "Delhi Capital Badminton Association (DCBA) has got all...
  • Prakash Padukone should run badminton in India: Mohd Azharuddin July 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Newlyappointed president of Delhi Badminton Association (DBA) Mohammad Azharuddin says legendary shuttler Prakash Padukone is the best man to run the sport in India. Talking about the sports federations' attempts to keep players away from administration, Azharuddin said: "It has been happening for so many years, otherwise, Prakash Padukone...
  • BAI doesn't have any reason to defunct DBA: Azharuddin July 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Newlyappointed Delhi Badminton Association president Mohammad Azharuddin feels the Badminton Association of India has declared DBA a defunct body based on "lame excuses" and said the city's shuttlers would be affected because of federation politics. "BAI doesn't have any reason to defunct DBA. These are all lame excuses. We...
  • Factfile: A statistical look at India v Zimbabwe in ODIs July 22, 2013

    Ahead of the fivematch ODI series starting July 24, we present a statistical overview of IndiaZimbabwe matches, including records, achievements and trivia from 19932010. Overall, India have played Zimbabwe 52 times in ODI cricket, winning 39 and losing ten matches for a winloss percentage of 3.90. The two teams have...
  • Ekta Kapoor planning a biopic on cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin? July 18, 2013

    Mumbai: After legendary athlete Milkha Singh and ace boxer Mary Kom, its time for former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin's life to feature on celluloid. TV and film Producer Ekta Kapoor has reportedly started working on a biopic on the cricketerturnedpolitician. The 50yearold former Indian skipper's cricketing career came to an...
  • The BCCI must be 'clean swept' to save Indian cricket June 1, 2013

    Responsibility, propriety and moral fibre are hollow words in the context of Indian cricket today. It came out of the shadows of anonymity in the 70s to depose the traditional powerhouses and then bathe under the shower of capitalism. But money is no certification of a welladministered sport. Good governance...
  • Chargesheet in 2000 matchfixing soon: Delhi Police May 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Riding high after the arrest of three cricketer, including India fast bowler S Sreesanth, in spotfixing in Indian Premier League (IPL), Delhi Police are still struggling to file a chargesheet 13 years after having exposed the murky world of matchfixing in 2000. The cricketing world was shocked in...