Mohammad Azharuddin holds the world record of 3 consecutive centuries in first three Tests
Mohammad Azharuddin holds the world record of 3 consecutive centuries in first three Tests

Mohammad Azharuddin arrived in the Test arena like a monarch. In his debut Test in Kolkata, the wristy Hyderabadi scored a scintillating 110 against England. He scored 105 in his second Test. Yet, it was still not enough for him. On 1st February 1985, Azharuddin completed his third consecutive Test century in the whites in as many Tests. Azharuddin 3 consecutive centuries in 3 tests made him a record holder of this only instance in test cricket.

In more than 14 decades of Test cricket, no batsman except Azharuddin has scored three consecutive centuries in his first three Tests.

About Mohammad Azharuddin (from Wikipedia Page)

Mohammad Azharuddin also known as Azhar or Azzu among cricket fraternity, is an Indian politician, former cricketer. Renowned as an elegant middle-order batsman and one of India’s most successful captains, he played 99 tests and 334 one day matches for India.

His international playing career came to an end when he was found to be involved in a match-fixing scandal in 2000 and subsequently banned by the BCCI for life. In 2012, the Andhra Pradesh High Court declared the life ban illegal.

In 2009, Azharuddin was elected as a member of the Parliament from Moradabad on an Indian National Congress party ticket. In September 2019, Azharuddin was elected as the President of Hyderabad Cricket Association.

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