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Mohammed Azharuddeen (born 22 March 1994) born in Thalangara, Kerala as the seventh son of the family got his name from his elder brother who is a big fan of former Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin.
Being a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper Azharuddeen still awaits to make his international debut. Azharuddeen made his first-class debut on 15 November 2015 in the 2015–16 Ranji Trophy.
Azharuddeen has been roped by RCB in IPL 2021 Auction for his base price of Rs. 20 Lakhs and will play under his favourite player Virat Kohli.
Mohammed Azharuddeen – Short Biography
|Full Name||Mohammed Azharuddeen|
|Date of Birth||March 22, 1994|
|Birth Place||Thalangara, Kerala|
|College||Mahatma Gandhi University|
|Family||Father – B.K Moidu|
|Mother – Nafeesa|
|Brothers – Kamarudden, (Will Update Soon)*|
|Role||Wicket Keeper Batsman|
|Batting Style||Right Hand Bat|
|Teams Played||Kerala, Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|First Class Debut||Kerala vs Goa at Porvorim – November 15 – 17, 2015|
|List a Debut||Haryana vs Kerala at Alur – December 10, 2015|
|T-20 Debut||Jammu & Kashmir vs Kerala at Kochi – January 02, 2016|
|IPL Debut||Not Yet Played|
|International Debut||Not Yet Played|
|Favourite Cricketer||Virat Kohli(India)|
Mohammad Azharuddeen Career
- Mohammad Azharuddeen made his first-class debut on November 15, 2015 against Goa in the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy tournament.
- He made his List A debut on 10 December 2015 in the 2015–16 Vijay Hazare Trophy.
- He made his Twenty20 debut on 2 January 2016 in the 2015–16 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
- In August 2018, he was one of five players that were suspended for three games in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, after showing dissent against Kerala’s captain, Sachin Baby.
- On 13 January 2021, Azharuddeen became the first batsman for Kerala to score a century in a T20 match.
- Azharuddeen scored his century from 37 balls which is the second-fastest century in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy.
- Azharuddeen made the third-fastest 100 in T20 cricket by an Indian batsman.
- It was also the third-highest score in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy after Shreyas Iyer and Puneet Bisht.
- In February 2021, Azharuddeen was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) in the IPL 2021 auction ahead at Chennai.
Lesser Known Facts about Azharuddeen
- He had seven elder brothers and he was the youngest of them all.
- His name was kept by the name of former Indian skipper Mohammed Azharuddin, of whom his big brother was a big fan.
- Mohammed Azharuddeen has an aversion to water since childhood.
- Azharuddeen’s favourite subject in school was English. Though, he wasn’t too inclined towards studies and always had a liking towards sporting activities.
- Sachin Tendulkar was his role model like many budding cricketers in India during his young days.
- Mohammad Azharuddeen started playing at age of 11 for my district and joined KCA academy at the age of 15. By 17 he represented the state and debuted for Ranji at 21. Since then, he has represented Kerala in Ranji for 5 consecutive years and won the best wicket-keeper from Kerala Cricket Association for 3 years consecutively.
- Mohammed Azharuddeen scored 137 runs off 54 balls finishing the things in hand at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy bringing his 100 in just 37 balls.
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