Former India Captain’s Son Dies Five Days After Motorcycle Accident

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Ayazuddin, son of former cricketer and Moradabad MP Mohammad Azharuddin, passed away on Friday, five days after being critically injured in a road accident in Hyderabad. Mohammed Ayazuddin, 19, was critically injured in a motorbike accident on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Sunday.

A Suzuki GSX-R1000 sports bike he was riding on the outer ring road, where riding two-wheelers is banned, skidded and crashed.

Ayazuddin responded to resuscitation and was later operated on to stop the bleeding in his chest. His kidneys were also damaged.

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Former Indian cricketer and now MP, Mohammad Azharuddin, with his wife, Sangeeta Bijlani

Ayazuddin’s cousin Rahman, who was riding pillion, died while undergoing treatment. He was the son of Azharuddin’s sister and the grandson of former Rajya Sabha MP from Andhra Pradesh Khaleel-ur-Rahman.

Witnesses told police the rider was racing at a very high speed on the elevated outer ring road and lost control of the bike.

Commuters on the route alerted the police and a patrol vehicle from a nearby police station arrived soon after. The police team failed to get an ambulance and had to take the profusely bleeding cousins in their patrol vehicle to the hospital, losing an hour in the process.

The 19-year-old cricketer made headlines a couple of years back, when he reached Kolkata for Kolkata Knight Riders’ trail camp. Though he did not make the cut, Azhar used to take a lot of interest in his cricket career.

“Azhar took keen interest in his son’s cricket. Whenever he is in town, Azhar comes to watch Ayaz play here and the best thing is he gives a tip or two sometimes, but never interferes,” said his coach.

Ajaz Ahmad is a 24 year old Broadcast Journalist from Indian Kashmir. Ajaz has worked with BAG Films and Media Ltd and is currently an Assistant News Producer with South Asian Broadcast news agency CVB News Service.