Former chief minister and president of the Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) Dr Farooq Abdullah Thursday apparently offered the post of J&K cricket team’s coach to Team India’s 50-year-old former captain.
“Azharuddin was on our president’s radar for a long time but after his son died in a bike accident the president didn’t wish to disturb him at that point of time. But now, as things seem to have settled, it is time to approach him, “Saleem Ahmed Khan, JKCA’s CAO reportedly said.
“Before becoming Member of Parliament, Azhar used to devote much of his time coaching his other son Abbas.
The news that former Indian captain and MP Mohammad Azharuddin might coach the Jammu & Kashmir Ranji Trophy team has made Ghulam Rasool Zargar, father of India A team all-rounder Parvez Rasool, a very happy man. “It’s great news. Not only Parvez, but all our other boys will benefit if he (Azharuddin) accepts the job,“says Ghulam Rasool.
“I don’t think time should be a problem for Azharuddin. If India’s other cricketer-turned politician, Navjot Singh Sidhu, can spare all his time for TV shows, why can’t Azhar for coaching?“he asks.
Azahar’s own cricket career came to a sad end some years back when he was alleged of involved in the match fixing. (AGENCIES)