Award Name : Arjuna Award
Year of Award : 1986
Award for : Sports and Games
Location : Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Mohammad Azharuddin is an Indian politician and a former cricketer. He served as the captain of the Indian cricket team during 1990s. He retired from cricket as he was involved in match fixing scandal. He joined Indian National Congress and was elected from Moradabad constituency of Uttar Pradesh to Lok Sabha. He was born on 8th February 1963 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. He studied in All Saints High School in Hyderabad and graduated in Nizam College under Osmania University. His parents are Azizuddeen and Yousuf Sultana.
He was selected to the Indian Cricket team in the year 1984 and played his first test match against England on 31st December 1984. He scored his first century in this match. He is the first one in the world to hit three consecutive centuries in first three tests. He had taken 156 catches in ODI cricket and which was a world record at that time. He had won 14 test matches and 103 ODI matches during his captaincy. He had played more than 300 ODI during his period. Azharuddin was awarded the Arjuna Award in 1986. He won Wisden Cricketer of the Year Award in the year 1991. He won century in his last test match also. He had scored 22 centuries in Test cricket and 7 centuries in ODI. His highest test score was 199 against Sri Lanka. He scored 5 centuries in 7 tests in Eden Gardens, Kolkata.