New Delhi: Players will be auctioned off in Chennai on February 18 ahead of the 14th Indian Premier League (IPL) season. A total of 292 players have been shortlisted for this year’s auction. In the IPL auction, there is always an eye on the players who have done well at the national level. This year all franchisees will watch over Kerala box office drummer Mohammad Azharuddeen. Azharuddin recently played brilliantly in the national season.
37 balls on the ball
Mohammed Azharuddeen scored a century on 37 balls in a match against Mumbai in the recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament, since which he has made a lot of headlines. In this year’s Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament, Azharuddin scored 214 points at a staggering 194 hitting rate. Meanwhile, his average was over 53. Azharudden (Mohammed Azharuddeen) has completed 451 runs in 24 cricket matches T20 at a strike rate of 142 since its debut in domestic cricket in 2015. It has retained its base price of Rs 20 lakh for the IPL auction.
Sanju sees Samson as a role model
Azharuddin (Mohammed Azharuddeen) sees wicket batsman Sanju Samson as his role model. He believes Samson is a good wicket keeper as well as a good batsman. He is very impressed with Sanju Samson’s hard work as a player. This year, Sanju will be captain of the Rajasthan Riyals in place of Steve Smith. In such a situation, Rajasthan will be eyeing Azharuddin as the team’s alternate wicket keeper.
Alone in 8 Brothers Pro Players
Azharuddin (Mohammed Azharuddeen) is the youngest of 8 brothers and all of his brothers have a different passion for cricket. Of the 8 brothers, Azharuddeen (Mohammed Azharuden) is the only player to play professional cricket. Due to the family’s poor financial situation, the remaining seven brothers were unable to fulfill their dream of becoming a professional cricketer and they were all only able to play cricket up to club level.