Former India skipper Mohammed Azharuddin – whose career was marred by a match-fixing scandal gave fans a treat as he had a knock at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday. Azharuddin, who was known for his sublime wrist-work showcased that and more as he had a casual hit. This would come as a treat for his fans, who have got to see very little of him in the last couple of decades as he played his last international match in 2000. Also Read - Saleem Malik Should Get Another Chance Like Mohammed Azharuddin: Inzamam-ul-Haq
During the unofficial session, Azhar looked relaxed in his shorts as he timed most of the deliveries from the middle of his bat. On a couple of occasions, he also flicked the ball which would bring back memories from the past. On a certain occasion, he also came down the track, looking to go inside out, a shot he often resorted to in his prime. Also Read - Expecting FTP to be Overhauled And IPL Must Fit in As Many People Thrive on it: Mohammed Azharuddin
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Here is how fans reacted:
The former India skipper amassed 4605 runs- the highest for any Indian batting at two drop-in 137 innings, averaging a healthy 40.39.
During his stint at number four, he compiled 33 fifties, but could only cross the magical three figures thrice.