Ex-Pakistani middle-order batsman, Muhammad Azhar Khan was born on September 7, 1955, at Gujranwala. Azhar played one Test match for Pakistan against Australia at Lahore in March 1980 batted at No 9. Unfortunately, he could get only 14 runs in the solitary inning before Ray Bright clean-bowled him. He also took the wicket of Allan Border in the 2nd inning stumped by Javed Miandad.
His first-class career span was from 1972 to 1993. Where his highest score was 209 not out for Punjab Universities against Bahawalpur in 1974-75. In the following season, he another double hundred 203 against Lahore-A
Azhar Khan was a capable right-arm off-spinner, with 122 first-class wickets on his credit. Right now he is a match referee in domestic cricket in Pakistan. He has a significant first-class career, scoring 7,733 runs at 37.53 in 159 matches. He made 16 hundred, 42 fifties, and 111 catches. In the bowling department, he took 122 wickets at 25.62 with a career-best 6 for 34 including 4 times five wickets haul.
In his 43 List-A matches, he scored 689 runs at 26.50 with the best of 92 not out, including 3 fifties and 12 catches. As a useful off-spinner, he grabbed 26 wickets at 26.19 with the best of 4 for 24. It is extremely sad; a player who was capable to play international cricket, but the cricket board didn’t provide him enough chances to prove himself.
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