Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin was one of the greatest Indian batsmen and successful Indian captains. From 1985 to 2000, Azharuddin played 99 Tests and 334 ODIs where the right-handed batsman managed to score 6215 runs (average 45.03) and 9378 runs (average 36.92) respectively. He also led the Indian team in the ICC Cricket World Cup 1992, 1996 and 1999 editions.
In 2000, the star Indian cricketer Azharuddin was found to be involved in a match-fixing scandal. He was alleged for associating with bookmakers and providing information to bookies. Azharuddin was also accused to introduce the former South African captain Hansie Cronje with the bookies to betting.
In result, Azharuddin was banned by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for a lifetime. However, in 2012, his life ban was lifted.