Mohammad Azharuddin Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Affairs & More

Mohammad Azharuddin

Real NameMohammad Azharuddin
ProfessionFormer Indian Cricketer (Batsman) and Politician
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
Weightin Kilograms- 74 kg
in Pounds- 163 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 32 inches
- Biceps: 13 Inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutTest- 31 December 1984 vs England in Kolkata
ODI- 20 January 1985 vs England in Bengaluru
Coach/MentorNot Known
Domestic/State TeamIndia, Derbyshire, Hyderabad
Nature on fieldAggressive
Likes to play againstPakistan, England and Sri Lanka
Favourite ShotHit over mid-wicket
Records (main ones)• Record for hitting 3 consecutive centuries in 1st three Tests.
• Took 156 catches in 334 ODI matches.
• For a long time he hold the record for the fastest ODI hundred by an Indian (62 balls).
• First cricketer to have played more than 300 ODI matches.
Career Turning PointTest debut against England in 1984 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Personal Life
Date of Birth8 February 1963 (Friday)
Age (as of 2024)61 Years
Birth PlaceHyderabad, Telangana State, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signAquarius
HometownMusheerabad, Hyderabad, Telangana State, India
School All Saints High School, Hyderabad
College Nizam College, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana
Educational QualificationsBachelor of Commerce
FamilyFather- Mohammad Azizuddin
Mother- Yousuf Sultana
Brother- N/A
Sisters- N/A
HobbiesListening music
ControversiesIn 2000, he was given a life-ban in cricket for his alleged role in match-fixing. But in 2006, the BCCI lifted his ban.
Favourite Things
Favourite CricketerBatsman: Sachin Tendulkar and ML Jaisimha
Bowler: Wasim Akram
Favourite FoodSpaghetti and biryani
Favourite ActorAmitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/GirlfriendsShannon Marie
Mohammad Azharuddin with Shannon Marie
WifeNaureen (1987–1996)
Mohammad Azharuddin with his first wife Naureen
Sangeeta Bijlani (Actress, 1996–2010)
Mohammad Azharuddin with his second wife Sangeeta Bijlani
ChildrenDaughter- N/A
Son- Late Mohammad Ayazuddin and Mohammad Asaduddin
Mohammad Azharuddin with his son Late Mohammad Ayazuddin
Mohammad Azharuddin with his son Mohammad Asaduddin
Money Factor
SalaryNot Known
Net Worth5.50 Crore (INR)

Mohammad Azharuddin

Some lesser known facts about Mohammad Azharuddin

  • Does Mohammad Azharuddin smoke?: No
  • Does Mohammad Azharuddin drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Azhar, MS Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly are counted among the best Indian captains with the best winning %age.
  • Eden Gardens in Kolkata was his hunting ground as here he scored his debut Test century, scored a total of 860 runs at an excellent average of 107.5 with 5 centuries and 2 half-centuries.
  • His grandfather Mr. Vajehuddin once predicted that Azhar will captain Indian cricket team one day, and he later did that.
  • He captained Indian cricket team in 3 ICC World Cups (1992, 1996 and 1999).
  • He is known for his trademark collar up style which was inspired by his cricket idol ML Jaisimha. Mohammad Azharuddin collar style
  • He is among the very few batsman to hit a hundred in his first and last Test match.
  • He won the prestigious Arjuna Award in 1986.
  • He also won Wisden Cricketer of the Year Award in 1991.
  • He joined politics in 2009 General Elections for the Congress Party and was elected from Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh.
  • A biopic film on him called Azhar released in 2016, where his character was portrayed by actor  Emraan Hashmi. Emraan Hashmi as Mohammad Azharuddin in Azhar
  • A book was authored by Harsha Bhogle called Azhar, which was based on his life.
  • In 2011, his son Ayazuddin died in a road accident at the age of 19.