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From Left: Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Mohammad Azharuddin and VVS Laxman. (Getty Images)

WTC Final: India's top five Test run-getters against New Zealand

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2021 06:35 PM IST
  • As part of the build-up to the final of the inaugural World Test Championship, we look at India's top five leading Test run-getters against New Zealand.
Mohammed Azharuddin and Rishabh Pant
Mohammed Azharuddin and Rishabh Pant

'Won't be surprised if Pant is seen as a frontrunner for India captaincy': Azhar

PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 08:38 AM IST
  • Mohammed Azharuddin took to Twitter to praise India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, saying he won't be surprised if the selectors see Pant as a frontrunner to lead India in the near future.
<p>Veteran cricketer and former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin picks his squad for World Cup 2019. In an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times, Azharuddin also praises former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and captain Virat Kohli on their different styles. Watch the video to know more.</p>

Veteran cricketer and former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin picks his squad for World Cup 2019. In an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times, Azharuddin also praises former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and captain Virat Kohli on their different styles. Watch the video to know more.

Azharuddin bats for holding IPL matches in Hyderabad

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 02:52 PM IST
He supported an appeal made by Telangana minister and ruling TRS Working President KT Rama Rao to BCCI and IPL to include Hyderabad as one of the venues.
The accident was a result of one of the tyres getting punctured. (Photo@azharflicks)
The accident was a result of one of the tyres getting punctured. (Photo@azharflicks)

Ex-cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin escapes unhurt as his car overturns

Hindustan Times, Bharatpur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 07:19 PM IST
The accident took place on the Lalsot-Kota state mega highway under police station Soorwal in Rajasthan.
The car in which Azharuddin was travelling.(Twitter/ANI Photo)
The car in which Azharuddin was travelling.(Twitter/ANI Photo)

Former India captain Azharuddin escapes unhurt in car accident in Rajasthan - Report

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 04:44 PM IST
Azharuddin represented India in 99 Test matches and at one point was the leading run scorer in one-day internationals, before being surpassed by Sachin Tendulkar.
Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) chief Mohammed Azharuddin arrives at BCCI office.(PTI)
Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) chief Mohammed Azharuddin arrives at BCCI office.(PTI)

I really don’t know the reasons for banning me: Azharuddin

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 08:26 PM IST
In December 2000, Azharuddin was handed a life ban by the BCCI for his involvement in match-fixing. However, after a long drawn out legal battle, Azharuddin saw the Andhra Pradesh High Court revoking the ban and terming it “illegal” in 2012.
Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) chief Mohammed Azharuddin arrives at BCCI office.(PTI)
Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) chief Mohammed Azharuddin arrives at BCCI office.(PTI)

Mohammad Azharduddin expresses desire to coach Virat Kohli & Co.

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 06:02 PM IST
Apart from his stint as a politician, Mohammad Azharuddin has been a cricket pundit on news channels and is currently the president of the Hyderabad Cricket Association.
Mohammad Azharuddin.(HT Photo)
Mohammad Azharuddin.(HT Photo)

‘That Forgotten Match’: When Azharuddin hit a 62-ball hundred to demolish New Zealand

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2020 07:41 PM IST
It was in December, 1988 when Azhar blasted a more than decent New Zealand attack for a 62-ball-100, then the fastest hundred in 50 over cricket.
Virat Kohli in action during the first ODI between India and New Zealand.(AP)
Virat Kohli in action during the first ODI between India and New Zealand.(AP)

India vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli surpasses Sourav Ganguly in ODI elite list

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 02:11 PM IST
Virat Kohli, who scored 51 off 63 deliveries, currently has 5123 runs as skipper and he is well ahead of Sourav Ganguly (5082) in the list.
File image of Mohammed Azharuddin(PTI)
File image of Mohammed Azharuddin(PTI)

Former India captain Azharuddin booked for allegedly cheating Maharashtra travel agent

Aurangabad | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 02:01 PM IST
The complaint was lodged by Shahab Y. Mohammed, 49, proprietor of Danish Tours & Travels here, a former executive with the defunct Jet Airways.
Mumbai: Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) chief Mohammed Azharuddin arrives at BCCI office.(PTI)
Mumbai: Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) chief Mohammed Azharuddin arrives at BCCI office.(PTI)

India vs West Indies: ‘I never thought I would get to sit in a BCCI AGM’ - Mohammed Azharuddin

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rasesh Mandani
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2019 05:44 PM IST
Under the new BCCI administration, Azhar is well and truly back on the cricket circuit. He was a chief guest at BCCI President Sourav Ganguly’s felicitation by Cricket association of Bengal at Kolkata.

MAU Azhar Mohammed Azharuddin is a young Internet star, who is striking gold with every social media post

UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 07:34 PM IST
He gained popularity at the age of 17, and now is one of the best Instagram bloggers from Hyderabad.
A file photo of VVS Laxman (L) and Sourav Ganguly.(Twitter)
A file photo of VVS Laxman (L) and Sourav Ganguly.(Twitter)

Sourav Ganguly or VVS Laxman? ICC asks fans to choose between two India legends

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2019 09:18 AM IST
Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman have been fantastic for their team and the International Cricket Council (ICC) decided to ask the fans to choose between these two legends.
V.V.S Laxman along with Sourav Ganguly during the discussion.(LightRocket via Getty Images)
V.V.S Laxman along with Sourav Ganguly during the discussion.(LightRocket via Getty Images)

‘When I entered his room I was shocked,’ Laxman shares details of Ganguly’s early days in cricket administration

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 10:34 PM IST
VVS Laxman, who had just joined Bengal team as a batting consultant back then, said he was taken aback by the small size of the room Sourav Ganguly had to sit but the latter did not have any complains.
India captain Virat Kohli celebrates after winning the Test series.(PTI)
India captain Virat Kohli celebrates after winning the Test series.(PTI)

India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli surpasses Mohammad Azharuddin to script Test captaincy record for India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 01:00 PM IST
Azharuddin had previously led his side to two series whitewashes, but Kohli has now completed three whitewashes as India captain in Tests.
India's captain Virat Kohli celebrates running out West Indies' Shamarh Brooks.(AP)
India's captain Virat Kohli celebrates running out West Indies' Shamarh Brooks.(AP)

India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli surpasses MS Dhoni to reach pinnacle of success in Test cricket

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 08:46 AM IST
India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli achieved the feat thanks to a 257-run victory over West Indies in the second Test encounter in Kingston on Monday.
File photo of former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin.(HT Photo)
File photo of former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin.(HT Photo)

Mohammed Azharuddin to contest for Hyderabad Cricket Association president’s post

Hyderabad | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2019 05:50 PM IST
Azharuddin played 99 Test matches for India and one point held the record for the most number of runs in one-day internationals, before compatriot Sachin Tendulkar broke his record.
India's captain Virat Kohli bats in the nets during a training session at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.(AFP)
India's captain Virat Kohli bats in the nets during a training session at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.(AFP)

ICC World Cup 2019, India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli on verge of joining MS Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly in elite list ahead of opener

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 07:47 AM IST
ICC World Cup 2019, India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli will become the fourth India skipper to achieve the feat after MS Dhoni, Mohammed Azharuddin and Sourav Ganguly.
A file photo of Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli (R) celebrating with MS Dhoni (C).(AFP)
A file photo of Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli (R) celebrating with MS Dhoni (C).(AFP)

ICC World Cup 2019: Would be disappointed if India don’t win title - Mohammed Azharuddin

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 12:30 PM IST
Mohammed Azharuddin, who led India in three World Cups (1992, 1996 and 1999), also felt not much should be read into Kohli’s poor run as captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. RCB were knocked out at the league stage.
Rishabh Pant bats during their twenty/20 cricket international match against New Zealand.(AP)
Rishabh Pant bats during their twenty/20 cricket international match against New Zealand.(AP)

ICC World Cup 2019: Former India skipper not happy with Dinesh Karthik’s selection over Rishabh Pant

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 12:08 PM IST
Mohammed Azharuddin said that Rishabh Pant, who has been India’s first-choice wicket-keeper in Tests should have been added to the squad over Dinesh Karthik, who has been given enough chances.
File picture of Virat Kohli(REUTERS)
File picture of Virat Kohli(REUTERS)

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli will score 100 international hundreds if he stays fit - Azharuddin

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 10:29 AM IST
Kohli slammed his 39th ODI century as India successfully chased down 299 to win the Adelaide ODI. The win has set up the series perfectly for the finale on Friday at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The pink Dukes ball to be used in the 1st Day Night Test match during the nets session at Edgbaston, Birmingham(PA Images via Getty Images)
The pink Dukes ball to be used in the 1st Day Night Test match during the nets session at Edgbaston, Birmingham(PA Images via Getty Images)

Virat Kohli & Co are not idiots to ask for Dukes, says Indian-origin owner of ball manufacturer

London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2018 03:28 PM IST
Kohli asked for Dukes to replace SG balls earlier this month, but Azharuddin dismissed criticism of the currently used SG balls on the ground that they helped India dominate on home grounds since the early 1990s.
File picture of Virat Kohli(AFP/Getty Images)
File picture of Virat Kohli(AFP/Getty Images)

India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli on the cusp of breaking another Sachin Tendulkar record

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 08:58 AM IST
In 211 ODIs, the Indian captain has scored 9779 runs at a staggering average of 58.20 and with a strike rate of 92.12.
File photo of then Indian cricket captain Mohammed Azharuddin.(HT Photo)
File photo of then Indian cricket captain Mohammed Azharuddin.(HT Photo)

Azharuddin slams Indian players criticising SG balls, says ball aides performance at home

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2018 01:50 PM IST
In the last 25 years since the SG balls have been used in India, the team has lost only three Test series at home and most of the victories have been fashioned by spin bowlers.
In Rajkot, Prithvi Shaw became the seventh youngest player to score a Test hundred on debut(PTI)
In Rajkot, Prithvi Shaw became the seventh youngest player to score a Test hundred on debut(PTI)

Prithvi Shaw on the cusp of joining Ganguly, Rohit, Azharuddin in elite list

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2018 12:09 PM IST
Prithvi, who looked to have the measure of the Windies bowling attack, is in form and another century does not look too far fetched.
Ajit wadekar played a critical role in Sachin Tendulkar becoming an opening batsman in ODI cricket.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Ajit wadekar played a critical role in Sachin Tendulkar becoming an opening batsman in ODI cricket.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Ajit Wadekar was coach, friend and mentor: Sachin Tendulkar

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 09:00 AM IST
India legend Sachin Tendulkar has paid tribute to his former coach Ajit Wadekar
Wadekar is regarded as one the finest leaders in Indian cricket who, despite a short playing career, gave India several moments to cherish.(PTI)
Wadekar is regarded as one the finest leaders in Indian cricket who, despite a short playing career, gave India several moments to cherish.(PTI)

Ajit Wadekar passes away: President, Prime Minister, former and current players pay rich tributes to former Indian captain

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2018 02:39 PM IST
Wadekar had played 37 Tests and two one-day internationals for India and scored 2,113 runs at an average of 31.07 in Tests which included one century and 14 half-centuries.
Sachin Tendulkar of India celebrates hitting 119 runs not out during the Second Test match against England played at Old Trafford, in Manchester.(Getty Images)
Sachin Tendulkar of India celebrates hitting 119 runs not out during the Second Test match against England played at Old Trafford, in Manchester.(Getty Images)

14th August, 1990 - The day Sachin Tendulkar announced his arrival at the international stage

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 03:58 PM IST
Sachin Tendulkar conquered every barrier at the domestic level, to earn a national cap at the age of 16, when India toured Pakistan
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