VIDEO: ‘Azhar was the kingpin of fixing’, top cop Rakesh Maria once revealed

Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin is all over these days. The recently released biopic on his life titled ‘Azhar’ has brought him back in the spotlight. The movie has got mixed reviews so far and most of the critics have called it a blatant attempt on Azhar’s part to get his name cleared of the match-fixing controversy. Review: Azhar is too ridiculous to be taken seriously.

It is noteworthy here that he was banned for life by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2000 after he was found guilty of being involved in match-fixing. Though the court later acquitted him of the charges, he could never really come out clean. And even though he may have tried to exonerate the ghosts of the past, there are some who still believe he was guilty.

Top-cop and former Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria had back in 2000-01 revealed in a kind of sting operation chat with a journalist that Azhar was the kingpin of fixing back in the 90s’ and the likes of Manoj Prabhakar, Ajay Jadeja and Nayan Mongia too were guilty. Maria had also said that only Australians and English players were difficult or impossible to be purchased. But all else were either corrupt or prone to it.

The video also has some startling revelations on how much money a player used to make by betting or being involved in fixing and also who all were involved in the act. It will leave you shocked and though you may have your own opinion on Azhar, the video should not be missed for it has some hard-hitting facts coming from the mouth of a credible source. Watch it here: