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Azharuddin moves from pitch to parliament

Published: Monday, May 18, 2009, 12:03 [IST]
 
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Azhar moves from pitch to parliament

Moradabad: Former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin won the Moradabad seat by a huge margin of 50,000 votes.

A veteran of 99 Test matches, Azhar scored 6215 runs at an average of 45.03. He also played 334 ODIs and scored 9378 runs at an average of 36.92. He had scored 22 centuries in Test Cricket.

"Going from Hyderabad to Moradabad and winning was not easy. I worked hard and the hard work paid off. Sangeeta also had put in a lot of hard work," said Azharuddin.

Azhar revealed that initially he wasn't interested in contesting election but just in campaigning for the Congress party. Azharuddin said his priority now would be complete the tasks which he had promised during the hectic campaigning.

Azharuddin, who had been banned from cricket in 2000, for his alleged involvement in the match-fixing scandal that had rocked the game internationally.

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