File picture of former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin (TOI Photo)
CHENNAI: The Moin Ud Dowlah Gold Cup event was one of many premier tournaments hosted in Hyderabad. Over the years, the event — which noticed groups from outdoors come and play — underwent many modifications in its format. The occasion, within the course of, has certainly misplaced its sheen in latest instances.
However, former India captain and present president of the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), Mohammad Azharuddin, appears eager on reviving one of many oldest tournaments within the nation.
“Most of the gamers within the Indian crew had been chosen on the idea of performances within the Moin ud Dowla event. Great stars used to come to take a part of this prestigious event, and we might have groups from outdoors to be a part of it,” Azhar advised WV Raman within the latter’s present ‘Inside Out’ on Tuesday night.
“Moin Ud Dowlah is one event I’d need to revive as a result of seeing high stars enjoying will encourage many in Hyderabad to take up the game,” he added.
Known throughout his enjoying days for his exemplary fielding expertise, Azhar revealed how he labored arduous to stay sharp on the sphere.
“If you don’t like fielding, then you can never be a good fielder. I will look at what the batsman is trying to do. Depending on how he is playing his shots, I will place myself. I always wanted the ball to come to me and loved being in the midst of action,” mentioned Azhar.