Mohammed Azharuddeen (Mohammed Azharuddeen) is Kerala Cricketer: On January 13, 2021, Mohammed Azharuddeen, a 26-year-old cricketer from Kerala, shocked the world by scoring a 37-ball century in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. In response to Mumbai’s 196-run tally, Kerala batsman Mohammed Azharuddeen smashed 137 runs off 54 balls to help his team reach the finish line in 15.5 overs.
He hit his century in 37 balls, bringing his name in the record books. After Rishabh Pant’s 32-ball century, it is now the second-fastest century in the history of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Azharuddeen’s lightning-quick knock drew attention from all over the world. Several cricket commentators praised his efforts, describing him as an emerging star for India. His knock has undoubtedly paved the way for an IPL deal ahead of the IPL 2021 season. However, how he does in the remaining matches of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 remains to be seen.
Mohammed Azharuddeen was born on March 22, 1994, in the Kasaragod district of Kerala. His parents considered calling him Ajmal at first. His elder brother, though, was a fan of former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin and wanted to call his younger brother after him. When Azharuddeen was born, his namesake, former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin, was captaining the Indian cricket team in New Zealand.
Kerala Cricket Association’s college academy provided training for the cricketer. Azharuddeen was recruited into the under-19 side after impressing in age-group cricket. Because of his good success in the under-19 and under-23 circuits, he was easily recruited into Kerala’s domestic cricket team.
On September 15, 2015, Mohammed Azharuddeen made his first-class cricket debut for Kerala. In the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy, he made his first-class debut against Goa. In the 2015-16 Vijay Hazare Trophy, he made his List A debut on December 20, 2015. On the 2nd of January 2016, he made his T20 debut in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
He has 959 runs at an average of 24 in 22 first-class matches. Azharuddeen has 404 runs in 22 T20s, according to his T20 figures. If the Kerala batsman’s domestic cricket statistics are any indication, he has a bright future ahead of him. After seeing his valiant knock against Mumbai Indians, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if Azharuddeen appears in the upcoming Indian Premier League season.