Former national cricketer Azhar Mehmood’s wife has denied false reports regarding her husband’s citizenship while playing in the IPL. Did not take Indian citizenship. While discussing cricket, an Indian cricket fan admitted India’s poor performance during the World Cup and said that Azhar Mahmood has changed his nationality to play in the IPL.
Ebba Qureshi could not remain silent on the baseless allegations leveled against her husband and replied to the Indian user. I got a British passport because he married me and I am a British citizen. She said that this was before the IPL. Ebba Qureshi wrote that it was an honor for Azhar to participate in the IPL but did not change his nationality.
As a teenager, Azhar was mentored by Irfan Bhatti, who played ODIs for Pakistan in the early 1990’s. In fact, his father objected to his interest in cricket, but later he began to admire his achievements. When not practicing nets, Azhar used to play tape ball cricket on a cement pitch in the cricket ground in front of his house.
He played county cricket for Surrey and signed a two-year contract to play for Kent in November 2007.
Azhar became a British citizen in 2011. Because of this he allowed Kent to play as an English qualifier, and kept himself away from the Pakistan team.
It was announced that Azhar would play for the Auckland Aces in the 2011/12 season as one of his overseas professionals. In the 2012 IPL auction, Mahmood Kings XI Punjab was sold for $ 200,000, double its base price of $ 100,000. In 2015, he was signed by KKR as a replacement for James Nesham and played some matches but was dropped from the team the following season.
He shared the highest 8-wicket partnership with Asuro Adana in all forms of T20 (120) during the inaugural SLPL League in 2012.
Azhar made his ODI debut against India at the Toronto Cricket Club, Toronto in 1996, but did not make a name for himself until his Test debut against South Africa at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi the following year. Made a century and a half. Centuries out. He later scored two more centuries against South Africa.
He joined the Pakistani team mainly as a medium pacer but he surprised many with his batting prowess. His hit in the ODI game but Orthodox batting skills were also very useful. Unlike most Pakistani fast bowlers who are swing bowlers, he is a useful English style seven bowler who can take wickets when needed.
In 2000, the then chairman of the PCB, Lieutenant General Tauqeer Zia, said that the board would choose the next captain – not on the basis of seniority – and if the people found the election unacceptable, they would not choose him. Will be done Later – in front of some senior players – he told Azhar Mahmood that he would be the next Pakistani captain. Together they will work out a strategy for the future. But that has never happened before.
He was recalled to the national team for the ODI series against South Africa in early 2007, but was dropped after the 2007 Cricket World Cup squad was announced. However, he was called up to the West Indies with the squad after Abdul Razzaq suffered a knee injury. This was Mahmoud’s third World Cup.
However, apart from playing in the practice match, Azhar did not get a chance to participate in the World Cup and Pakistan’s early exit from the tournament meant that he was once again cut off from the national squad. After his dismissal, Azhar returned to the UK to play county cricket. Over the years, with the permanent withdrawal from the Pakistani squad and the fact that he has crossed the 30-year-old mark, it seems that Mahmood is not as interested in returning to the Pakistani line as he once was. His weight gain, mediocre performances in ODIs as well as stiff competition for all-rounder slots in the Pakistani line-up meant that his chances of returning to the national squad were very limited. He had earlier signed a contract with the defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL) and was released from his central contract.
In November 2016, Mahmood was appointed bowling coach of the Pakistan team. Earlier that year, he performed 2 short stents for the national team in a similar capacity.
Wisden included Azhar Mahmood’s 132-run innings against South Africa at the Kingsmead Cricket Ground in Durban in 2001 as the 8th best Test innings of all time in the Windon 100 list in 1997-98. “South Africa’s rapid onslaught had more depth than at any other time in its history: Alan Donald and Sean Pollock were supported by Fanny de Villiers and Lance Klosner. No wonder.” Not that Pakistan was forced to bat on a treacherous pitch – or that they were made 89 for 5. In the form of a 22-year-old all-rounder who seems to be batting very little at No. 7: His century was already his third in six Test innings against South Africa. Speaking of a great fast bowler like Donald, he scored 96 runs. He scored 90 runs in the last 106 runs. He managed to win the match by less than 29 runs. ”