Happy birthday Mohammad Azharuddin: Former Indian cricketer and captain Mohammad Azharuddin made his international debut 37 years ago.
He scored a century in his first test match and scored a century in the next two matches as well.
He set a world record with hat-tricks of centuries in three consecutive Test matches when he made his international debut.
On February 1, 1985, he made this splendid world record in Test history and this record continues to this day. Today (February 8, 2022) Azharuddin is celebrating his 59th birthday.
The England team toured India in 1984-85. During the tour, both the teams played a five-match Test series.
The Indian team had to face defeat in the second test of the series.
Hence, Kapil Dev and Sandeep Patil, who performed poorly in this match, were dropped in the next third match and the 21-year-old was given a chance.
That boy was none other than Mohammad Azharuddin.
Centuries in three consecutive Tests The third Test was played from 31 December to 5 January at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata.
Debuting in international cricket with this match, Azharuddin scored a century. Batting at number five, he scored 110 runs in 322 balls with the help of 10 fours.
Mohammad Azharuddin then played his second Test in Madras (now Chennai). He also scored 105 runs in this match. He scored 122 runs in the third Test of his career at Kanpur.
He thus became the first and only batsman in the world to score three consecutive centuries in the first three Test matches of his career.
No one broke the world record in 36 years. After Azharuddin, many batsmen came close to this world record. But no batsman has been able to go above 2 centuries in a row.
Former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly is also in this list. India’s explosive batsman Rohit Sharma scored a century in his Test debut and also in his next match.
But he failed to score a hat-trick. Hence, Mohammad Azharuddin holds the world record for the last 36 years.