Mohammed Azharuddin was a former Indian cricketer, captain and a middle order batsman. He was elected as a member of Parliament from Moradabad constituency on an Indian National Congress party ticket. He was born on February 8, 1963 in Hyderabad. Mohammad Azharuddin was caught in a match-fixing scandal in 2000 and that resulted in him in being banned by the BCCI for life. But the ban was later lifted by the Andhra Pradesh High Court in 2008 because it was termed “unsustainable”. Azharuddin made his debut for the Indian Test team in 1984 against England at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. He scored 22 centuries in Test cricket and 7 centuries in ODIs. He took over the captaincy from Krismachari Srikanth in 1989 and won 90 ODIs which was the highest until he was surpassed by MS Dhoni in 2014.
Here relive his 163* in a Test match against South Africa in Kanpur: