Mohammed Azharuddin

Chief Minister K.Chandra Sekhar Rao greets Sania Mirza's sister Anam Mirza who got married to Mohammad Azharuddin's son Aladdin at wedding reception in Hyderabad.

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Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin acknowledges the crowd during a grand parade of India's former cricket captains during the first day of the second test match between India and Bangladesh, in Kolkata.

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly being congratulated by Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) President Mohammad Azharuddin during his felicitation ceremony at Eden Garden in Kolkata.

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) President Mohammad Azharuddin pose for a photograph at BCCI headquarters, in Mumbai.

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Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin (R) with Telugu actor Venkatesh Daggubati unveils the jersey of Hyderabad Football Club, in Hydrabad

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Former Indian captain, Mohd. Azharuddin files nomination for the office of President of Hyderabad Cricket Association at HCA office, in Hyderabad.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi shakes hands with Mohammad Azharuddin, working president of the Congress party in Telangana, at a public meeting at Chevella constituency near Hyderabad.

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Former West Indies Cricketer Brian Lara speaks, while CAB President Sourav Ganguly, Cricketer Rohit Sharma, Former Indian Cricketer Md Azharuddin and former West Indies Cricketer Carl Hooper look on during a panel discussions of Jagmohan Dalmiya Conclave (Chapter II) at Eden Garden in Kolkata.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, center, and children, Xavier, 10, Ella-Grace, 9, and Hadrien, 3, visit the Modern School's cricket pitch in New Delhi.

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From left- TV anchor Harsha Bhogle, Rajdeep' mother Nandini Sardesai, Veteran cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammad Azharuddin, Sunil Gavaskar, Ajit Wadekar, Nari Contractor and Madhav Apte during the launch of senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai's (extreme R) book 'Democracy's XI' in Mumbai.

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Ajay Jadeja, Azharuddin, Ajay Sharma and Manoj Prabhakar

Former India captain Mohd Azharuddin pose for the shutterbugs at a vintage car exhibition at Falaknuma Palace, in Hyderabad.

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Actor Imran Hashmi (L) with former cricket captain Mohd Azharuddin offering prayers at Nizamuddin Dargah for the success of his upcoming film 'Azhar' in New Delhi.

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A cherubic Sachin with Team India mates Kapil Dev and Mohammed Azharuddin

After Congress released a CD purportedly showing Narendra Modi in pictures with hawala accused Afroz Fatta, BJP hit back by coming out with pictures showing the same man with Congress MP Md Azharuddin.

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Congress candidate M Azharuddin at a public meeting in Tonk, Rajasthan.

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Congress candidate Mohammad Azharuddin interacts with voters during his election campaign in Tonk.

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Mohammad Azharuddin and Nagma wave during an election meeting in Meerut.

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Congress candidate Mohammad Azharuddin takes oath while filing his nomination papers in Tonk, Rajasthan.

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Where Is My Bat? Mohammad Azharuddin has secretly exp­ressed a desire to join the Trinamool Congress in the hope the party would give him a ticket to contest from a Bengal seat this time. The fact that he is currently a part of the Congress and an MP from UP’s Moradabad has evidently not been a deterrent. Meanwhile, Congress sources claim the party high command and UP district leaders “were not too keen” to issue another ticket to him (the former cricket captain apparently never went back to the constituency after his win). Trinamool sources reveal they too aren’t showing much interest. Not only because of his poor record as an MP but also because he’s not form­ally quit the Congress.

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Flying Saucers After thrashing about in the cauldron of two years of international cricket, the 18-year-old Sachin Tendulkar was still the boy-wonder in 1991. Seniors Azhar and Kapil feel entitled to squeeze his cheeks in Australia. No wonder!

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Eden, 1991 S. Africa returns to cricket; Azhar, Rice at the toss

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Sachin with in Durban 1992 with then skipper Azharuddin

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Stepping in Azharuddin leads Sachin to his 1989 Pak debut

Congress MP Mohd Azharuddin and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav during the ongoing budget session at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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Ex-India captain M. AZHARUDDIN, a full 12 years after the BCCI had imposed a life ban for match-fixing. The Andhra HC overturns verdict, calls it “unsustainable”.

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Former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin, 49, addresses a press conference after a court revoked a life ban imposed on him for alleged involvement in match-fixing, in New Delhi.

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MP Mohd Azharuddin listening to people's grievances in his constituency in Moradabad.

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Former President APJ Abdul Kalam, Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai, Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi, Congress MP Mohd Azharuddin and actor-politicians Shatrughan Sinha and Chiranjeevi during the inauguration of "Campaign for Clean India" workshop in New Delhi.

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Grief stricken family of Mohammed Azharuddin after the death of his son Mohammed Ayazuddin at a hospital in Hyderabad.

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File Photo: Former cricket captain turned politician Mohammad Azharuddin with his son Ayazuddin (L). Ayazuddin, died in hospital five days after he was critically injured in an accident involving his high-end sports bike.

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The damaged motorcycle of MP and former cricketer Md Azharuddin's son Ayazuddin outside a police station in Hyderabad. The 1600 cc sports-bike was driven by nineteen-year-old Ayazuddin. His cousin Ajmal-ur-Rahman (16), who was riding pillion, succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at the Apollo hospital

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Members of Chemists & Druggists' Association submit a memorandum to MP Mohammed Azharuddin, in Moradabad.

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One in spirit Azharuddin with Pak team members before the India-Pak World Cup match at Bangalore in ’96

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Down Play: The involvement of Azharuddin in the match-fixing scandal shattered the infallibility of cricketing gods

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Congress MP Mohd Azharuddin along with his wife Sangeeta Bijlani being welcomed in his constituency Moradabad.

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Congress MP Mohammed Azharuddin along with his wife Sangeeta Bijlani being accorded warm welcome on his arrival in his constituency Moradabad from New Delhi.

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Congress MP Mohammed Azharuddin arrives at the Parliament House on the first day of the first session of the 15th Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

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Pitched High
A ‘politically hapless’ ex-cricketer did finally turn the 25-year misfortune for the Congress in the brassy lanes of Moradabad. On a brand new pitch, Mohammed Azharuddin promises a long innings and the commitment to high scores. (Ah...couldn’t resist.)

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Former Indian cricket captain and newly elected congress party lawmaker Mohammed Azharuddin, waits for a pass to enter the parliament house for a meeting of newly elected Congress lawmakers in New Delhi.

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Newly elected Congress MP Mohd Azharuddin comming out after meeting party president Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi.

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Supporters of Congress candidate Mohd Azharuddin wear his masks during a rickshaw rally as part of party's election campaign in Moradabad.

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A poster of Mohammed Aazharuddin, Congress candidate from Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh.

Mohammed Azharuddin, Congress candidate from Moradabad, campaigns in Sardhana, Uttar Pradesh.

Congress candidate Mohammed Azharuddin alongwith his wife Sangeeta Bijlani at a party meet in Moradabad.

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Former Indian skipper Md Azharuddin, who recently joined Congress, at a roadshow in Moradabad.

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