Azharuddin makes twitter debut

New Delhi, Jan 20 (PTI) Former India skipper MohammedAzharuddin has joined the growing list of celebrities onsocial networking site Twitter.

Azharuddin, a veteran of 99 Tests and 334 ODIs, will beavailable as -- twitter@mpazhar -- to his fans.

Azhar, a Congress Member of Parliament from Moradabad,will soon be launching his website to connect with the peopleof his constituency.

The website -- -- will be launched on his48th birthday next month on February 8.

Azhar made his Test debut against England in 1984 atKolkata and played his last match in 2000 against SouthAfrica at Bangalore.

The classy right-handed batsman, in his debut Test seriesagainst England, scored three hundreds in the first threeTests, a feat that has never been matched, while his last Testinnings against the Proteas at home also bore him a hundred.

He also featured in 334 one-day internationals, averaging36.92 with a highest score of 153 not out.

The stylish Hyderabadi player captained the Indiancricket team for much of the 1990s, until his involvement in amatch-fixing scandal forced him into retirement. He made hisforay into politics by joining the Congress party in 2009. PTISHN AH

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