Mohammed Azharuddin

  • Former Pakistan captain Saleem Malik hits out at PCB for not reviewing his life ban April 23, 2014

    Former Pakistan captain Saleem Malik has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for refusing to review his life ban and for not recognising a welfare association in which he is actively involved to hold a benefit match at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore. Malik said he was fed up...
  • Cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin among 16 candidates file nomination April 4, 2014

    Cricketer-turned politician and Congress candidate Mohammed Azharuddin was among 16 candidates who filed their nomination papers on Thursday for Rajasthan's five Lok Sabha seats where polling will be held on April 24. Azharuddin filed his nomination papers from the Tonk- Sawaimadhopur Lok Sabha seat to contest against BJP candidate Sukhbir Singh...
  • MPLAD fund: Sachin loses match to Azhar, Azad and Sidhu February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Cricket legend and nominated member of the Rajya Sabha Sachin Tendulkar has hit the headlines for not spending even a single paisa from his MPLAD fund. Rs 10 crore is still lying in his account, waiting for his nod to spend the money on various minor development works...
  • Shikhar's technical flaws could land him in trouble: Azharuddin January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin reckons that the Indian team's opening woes will continue to create problems during next year's cricket World Cup if Shikhar Dhawan fails to work on technical flaws that has crept into his batting. "I had observed Shikhar's problem with short ball when he played...
  • Tendulkar can try openchested stance: Azharuddin July 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin reckons that the aging Sachin Tendulkar could opt for a more openchested stance to counter quick incoming deliveries which has accounted for his bowled dismissals in recent times. Azharuddin said a cheston stance will give Tendulkar just that little extra time to cover the...
  • BCCI to analyse judgement before taking decision November 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The BCCI on Thursday refused to react on the court verdict that set aside the life ban on former Indian cricket captain Mohammed Azharuddin, saying it will analyse the judgement before taking any decision. The Andhra Pradesh High Court, allowing Azharuddin's appeal against the order of a local...
  • Kapil scolds Unmukt for skipping practice September 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Indian captain Kapil Dev on Friday slammed young cricketer Unmukt Chand for skipping practice for attending a Youth Summit and advised him to focus on the game. Unmukt, the Under19 World Cup winning captain, attended India Today's Youth Summit to speak on cricket when he is supposed...
  • Kapil, Azhar back underfire Sachin September 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Indian captains Kapil Dev and Mohammed Azharuddin on Friday backed Sachin Tendulkar, who is under pressure to call time on his illustrious career, saying that he should decide when he wants to retire. After his failure in the recent New Zealand Test series in which he was bowled...
  • Congress fields Azharuddin in Moradabad March 27, 2009

    New Delhi: Former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin was Friday given the Congress ticket for the Moradabad Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh. Minister of State for External Affairs and also Information and Broadcasting Anand Sharma told reporters that Azharuddin would be contesting from Moradabad. Azharuddin formally joined the Congress Feb 19. The...
  • Congress not to field Azharuddin for LS polls March 18, 2009

    Hyderabad: Former India cricket captain Mohammed Azharuddin, who recently joined the Congress party, has not found a place in the list of candidates finalised by the party for all 42 Lok Sabha seats from Andhra Pradesh. The former cricketer on Tuesday told reporters that he would like to focus on campaigning...
  • Exskipper Mohammed Azharuddin joins Congress February 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Former Indian captain Mohammed Azharuddin has begun a new innings. He has joined the Congress and is likely to contest from Hyderabad in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls. Azhar says, "I have always been a fan of the congress party, the Gandhis." For the Congress, Azhar is a necessity....
  • I'm not interested in looking back: Azhar February 20, 2009

    Mohammed Azharuddin, one of India's most successful captains, fell out of grace when a matchfixing scandal in 1999 scandalised world cricket and abruptly ended his career. Azharuddin was banned for life and he became a recluse. Ten years later, Azharuddin has got a second chance: in politics. He is returning to...
  • Slum kids happy over going to US for Oscars February 19, 2009

    Mumbai: As we walk towards Mohammed Azharuddin's house the shanty where the young Salim from Slumdog Millionaire stays we only find his old father, Mohammed Ismail, a TB patient, resting. Across the road, young Latika or Rubina Ali stays in a one room hutment. Her sister informs us...
  • Exskippers all set to field for political parties January 30, 2009

    New Delhi: Karnataka BJP says that its willing to field former Captain Anil Kumble for the upcoming Lok Sabha election from Karnataka. Recently another former captain Mohammed Azharuddin had met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and is said to have expressed his wish to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha...