Former Indian cricket team captain and Congress leader Mohammad Azharuddin’s car met with a deadly accident on Wednesday.
The mishap took place in Soorwal, Rajasthan when Azharuddin was reportedly returning to Ranthambore with his family. The former Indian cricketer managed to escape unhurt in the accident, according to his personal assistant.
According to reports, the car turned turtle
News agency ANI reported that the former cricketer’s assistant has confirmed he did not sustain any injuries in the accident. The car in which Azharuddin was travelling looked completely damaged from the front.
As per a report in ABP news, Azharuddin was on his way to Ranthambore when the car met with an accident on the Lalsot-Kota highway. He managed to avoid any serious injuries and was taken to his hotel in another car. The former captain had recently attended BCCI’s 89th Annual General Meeting in Ahmedabad.
Azharuddin is currently the president of the Hyderabad Cricket Association and was thus part of BCCI’s AGM.
Azharuddin played 99 Tests and 334 ODIs in his career, amassing 6215 and 9378 runs respectively. He was regarded as one of the finest batsmen of his era and captained India in as many as three World Cups in 1992, 1996, and 1999. He led India to the semi-final of the 1996 World Cup. Azharuddin was once the leading run-getter in ODIs for India before being surpassed by the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.