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Recently a lot of buzz was created about the upcoming Bollywood flick ‘Azhar’, which is a biopic of former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin.

His life is nothing short of a soap opera having both high and low points and glamour of course, and here we take a look at some of the interesting moments of his eventful life:

1. He announced himself to the cricketing world with a bang by scoring a hat-trick of centuries, all against England

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2. He scored the fastest century of his time, off just 62 balls, against New Zealand while chasing in 1988.

3. He is the only Indian captain to lead India in 3 World Cups (1992, 1996 & 1999)

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4.He had an eternal affair with the Eden Gardens as he scored his 5 tons including his debut one and 2 fifties with a staggering average of 107.5.

5. He got hitched thrice, including former Bollywood actress Sangeeta Bijlani.

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6. Azharuddin was awarded with the prestigious Arjuna Award in 1986 for his cricketing achievements.

7. Azhar was banned for life in 2000 for his alleged role in match-fixing, thus ending his glamorous career forever.

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8. However, in 2006, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) revoked the ban.

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9. He also tried to make a mark in politics. In 2009, Azhar contested from Moradabad in the general elections as a Congress Party nominee.

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10. The first movie on an Indian cricketer titled ‘Azhar’ starring actor Emraan Hashmi as lead will be releasing on May 13,2016.

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