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Following in dad’s steps

cricket Updated: May 10, 2011 01:18 IST
Khurram Habib
Khurram Habib
Hindustan Times
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He's got that lanky look of his father. At 20, he even has a receding hairline similar to his dad's. Mohammed Asaduddin, former India skipper Mohammed Azharuddin's elder son, is with the Rajasthan Royals these days. He is a left-handed middle-order batsman. "I am here to gain experience and establish myself," he says.

Asad started cricket pretty late, at 17. "Last season, I played in two U-22 games and got a 30. I need to perform in the 15 league games beginning July for a place in the Ranji team," said Asad.

An Enrique fan, Asad and his younger brother, Ayazuddin, make up a small family at their Banjara Hills house in Hyderabad. "We live alone, do our own things. Family members, including his mother (with whom Azhar split long time back), often drop in. Dad's mostly away due to politics.

“But whenever he meets me, he is full of advice. He is a fitness freak and wants me to be like that. Like, if he'd see me eating this much butter, he'd be livid," he says.