Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin survives an accident in Rajasthan

Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin survives an accident in Rajasthan

It is reported that the horrific incident took place as the tyre of Azharuddin's car got displaced and collided with a small restaurant located near the highway after losing control.

ormer Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin. (Photo By Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Former Indian cricketer and the president of Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), Mohammad Azharuddin met with an accident while he was travelling to Ranthambore with his family for New Year’s celebration. The accident took place at the Kota Mega Highway near Soorwal in Rajasthan.

It is reported that the horrific incident took place as the tyre of Azharuddin’s car got displaced and collided with a small restaurant located near the highway after losing control. Though Mohammad Azharuddin and his family are safe and didn’t incur any injuries, a 40-year-old man working at the restaurant got severely injured and was immediately rushed to a hospital.

Revealing the news of the accident involving former Indian captain Azharuddin, TOI tweeted, “Former Cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin’s car met with an accident in Soorwal, Rajasthan earlier today. He is unhurt, as per his personal assistant.”

Mohammad Azharuddin’s cricket career at a glance

No other cricketer has experienced highs and lows in their life as the former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin. Azharuddin was a revelation for the Indian contingent in the early 80s and was regarded as a batting prodigy for his exemplary performances both at home and overseas. The right-hander had proudly announced himself on the big stage in a Test outing against England on December 31, 1984, at Eden Gardens by slamming a spectacular century.

This was followed by the cricketer establishing himself as an attacking middle-order batsman along with one of the best fielders in international cricket. In his international career of 18 years, Azharuddin featured in as many as 99 Test matches amassing a whopping 6215 runs at a stunning average of over 45. He also had 9378 runs under his belt in 334 One Day Internationals at 36.9.

Azharuddin has even better records while leading the Men in Blue as statistically, he is India’s one of the most successful captains of all time. He had replaced Srikkanth as the captain of the Indian side in February 1990 and went on to lead the country in Tests and ODIs for a major portion of the 90s. Under his leadership, India won 103 ODI games and 14 Test fixtures and he was widely hailed for his leadership qualities.

However, the right-hander was forced to take retirement from the gentleman’s game as he was found guilty in a match-fixing scandal and a lifetime ban was imposed on him by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2000.