Mohammad Azharuddin (Extreme Left) visited Derbyshire to help with the shoot of hus biopic. Photo Courtesy: Derbyshire Twitter account
Mohammad Azharuddin (Extreme Left) visited Derbyshire to help with the shoot of hus biopic. Photo Courtesy: Derbyshire Twitter account

Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin, who visited Derbyshire County Cricket Ground as a part of the filming of his biopic, Azhar, directed by Tony D’souza. Azhar had a successful spell at Derbyshire between 1991-1994.  Azharuddin said that he felt very emotional for him to return to Derby after all these years. “It is very emotional for me to be back at Derby, I heard a few of my stats earlier and I think I scored more runs for Derbyshire than I did for my state We had a fantastic side in 1991, Kim Barnett was an outstanding captain and under him we created wins. We would often create the initiative and he was very attacking in everything he did,” said Azharuddin, according to cricket.derbyshireccc.com. READ: Mohammad Azharuddin to be honoured by Derbyshire

“I enjoyed playing with the likes of Devon Malcolm and Dominic Cork, who used to stay in my house and drive to games with me. I helped to teach Dominic how to be humble and I always knew he would play for England. I really enjoyed my time here, I am very proud to have represented Derbyshire and it is a beautiful place, he added.

“The ground has changed a lot since I was last here and the wicket has changed direction, but it was a great opportunity for me to come back. I wish the team and the people all the very best for the future, it is a great place to play cricket,” Azharuddin said. Azharuddin played 99 Tests and 334 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) for India from 1984 till 2000. READ: Mohammad Azharuddin: VVS Laxman is the best cricketer Hyderabad has produced