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RCB’s latest signing, Mohammed Azharuddeen, pulls off an incredible runout

March 16, 2021

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Royal Challengers Bangalore’s latest signing, Mohammed Azharuddeen, has pulled off an incredible runout in a local T20 tournament in Kerala. The 26-year-old has been in the news ever since this year started. He had created a lot of buzz ahead of IPL 2021 mini auction after he scored a splendid century in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy while playing for Kerala. The wicket-keeper batsman scored 137 runs off just 52 deliveries against Mumbai in the domestic T20 competition. His match-winning ton earned him much-needed attention from all the IPL franchises ahead of IPL 2021 auction. Later, Royal Challengers Bangalore roped the player for his base price of ₹20 Lakh.

Meanwhile, Mohammed Azharuddeen is leading the KCA Eagles team in the President’s Cup T20. During their match against KCA Tuskers, the wicket-keeper inflicted a brilliant run out by diving acrobatically to get rid of the Sreenath K. The video has huddled a lot of attention on social media. It would surely make the RCB management happy ahead of the 14th season.

Azharuddeen’s multi-dimensional performance will be of great importance for RCB

During the innings of KCA Tuskers, the two batsmen tried their best to accomplish a quick single. At the time, the cover fielder Rabin Krishnan threw the ball towards the stumps. However, the throw was way in front of the stumps and would have gone somewhere else, but Mohammed Azharuddeen jumped in, almost cartwheeling to catch the ball from the air.

As Azharuddeen was in the air, he used his left-hand vigorously to dislodge the stumps and run out the batsman. It was a flawless exhibition of wicket-keeping genius if there was ever one. The batsman was short of the crease quickly and was given out by the third umpire. Along with dynamic wicket-keeping skills, Azharuddeen has also scored 69 runs from 43 balls during his batting. His brilliant knock helped his side to reach 167. His multi-dimensional performance will be of great importance for the Bangalore based franchise, who desperately would hope for a championship title.

RCB has struggled to find good Indian cricketers performing regularly, which is why Mohammed Azharuddeen’s great form going into the IPL 2021 would make them hopeful for a turnaround this season. His ability to contribute with both the bat and behind the stumps will make him a prime contender to end up in the playing XI.

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