Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin has applied his nomination for the post of President in Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA). This is the second time he is filing the nomination for the post. As earlier in 2017 he applied but was not selected. He has submitted all eligible papers to the Election Commissioner VS Sampath.
Mohammad Azharuddin has been the captain of the Indian cricket team for 47 Tests and 174 ODIs during the 1990s. The Hyderabad born has played for the state during domestic cricket. He played 229 first-Class and 432 List A cricket.
Azharuddin scored 6215 runs in 99 Test matches and scored 9378 runs in 334 ODIs. The player was known for his both fielding and batting attack. He is said to be one of the best middle-order batsmen. Under his captaincy, India won 90 ODIs out of 174 and 14 Test Matches out of 47. At his time, it was one of the best records by a captain but gradually the records are broken by the young players.
Azharuddin wants to work for promoting Cricket
His cricket career was reduced because of allegations of match-fixing in 2000 and he was banned for life. In 2012, Andhra Pradesh High Court removed all the allegations upon him and declared the ban illegal. But Azharuddin declined to take any action against the authorities.
Azharuddin has also been in controversies because of his personal life as he left his first wife and married to the Bollywood actress Sangeeta Bijlani. And there was news that he divorced the actress too but later he declared all news of him as a rumour. His son is playing in domestic cricket from Goa.
In 2009, he joined a political party and also won the election and became the Member of Parliament. The player is trying to join the cricket world as he has filed his nomination.
“I want to take inputs from everybody and work for promoting cricket. I want to do something for districts also (towards the growth of cricket),” Azharuddin said.