New Delhi: As the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday overturned the life ban imposed on him by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin humbly said that he was appreciative to the board for what cricket he played.
Azharuddin said that he always believed in the ‘almighty Allah’ and his conscience was clear during his 12-year long battle to clear his name of the match-fixing charges.
Azharuddin told reporters that “I am grateful to the Indian cricket board for whatever cricket I have played. It is all because of them. I had no complaints against the board during my playing career. I have got a lot in life from cricket.”
Azharuddin had challenged the Indian cricket board’s decision in the Hyderabad civil court, which upholds the ban. Then he moved the Andhra Pradesh High Court against the lower court’s order. His lawyers argued that the BCCI imposed the ban without any evidence.
Azharuddin, one of India’s most winning captains, played 99 Tests and scored 6,215 runs during his career. He also played 334 ODI scoring 9,378 runs in his 15-year international career.