Azharuddin foresees a long innings as a politician

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Moradabad, Apr 1 (ANI): Former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin, who is the Congress party candidate from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh in the ensuing general polls, staged a road show on Tuesday as a part of his campaigning.

"I wish to play a long innings. I want to say that I will stay in Moradabad only and won't go anywhere else," he said.

Azharuddin, a native of Hyderabad, was granted the primary membership of the Congress party just over a month ago on February 19.

Later, the party proposed to field him from Moradabad since there is a huge Muslim population in this city.

The stylish batsman also mentioned that he has resolved to make Moradabad, his new home, with the hope of achieving success in the political arena, similar to what he did on the oval green.

Further he noted that his campaign would be bolstered by seasoned politicians and even movie stars.

"I am lucky that Moradabad chose me and I am here among you to gather support. Whatever kind of hard work you wish to extract from me, I will perform it. I am a person from the ground and will always work for it," he added.

Azharuddin now hopes to change his image of being a bad boy in the cricketing world.

It may be recalled that he was banned for life from the game for his alleged role in a match fixing scam.

The Congress last week released the third list of 14 candidates for Uttar Pradesh. The party has already declared 39 candidates to contest from this state that returns the maximum number of parliamentarians. (ANI)

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