Hyderabad: Sunday morning brought terrible news for former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin. His younger son Ayazuddin was critically injured and his nephew Ajmal-ur-Rahman died in a bike accident in Hyderabad.
Ayaz has played in the under 13, under 15 and under 19 side and is considered a promising talent. Mohammad Azharuddin has arrived in Hyderabad to visit his son
Ayazuddin was riding a Suzuki GSX R1000 sportsbike with his cousin riding pillion. The 19-year-old went on an early morning ride with 16-year-old Ajmal on Hyderabad's Ring Road where the motorcycle lost control. The younger boy, who was the son of Azhar's sister and grandson of former MP Khaleel-ur-Rahman, was declared dead at the hospital.
Dr Mahesh Joshi, Chief of emergency care, Apollo Hospital: "One of them expired. The other boy, Mohd Ayazuddin, son of Mohd Azharuddin, continues to be critical. He has undergone emergency surgery to stop bleeding. He has suffered severe injuries to his chest and kidneys. Currently he is on ventilator and his blood pressure is supported by medication."
Ayazuddin is the second son of Azharuddin from his former wife Naureen, and is a second year B.Com student at St. Mary's College. Ayazuddin's mother and elder brother Ashaduddin are in the hospital.
Ayaz and his elder brother Asad both play cricket just like their father.
"The younger one is very talented. A look-alike of Azharuddin, the stylish way and Hyderabadi wrist technique and all. He is very good at cricket," Anurag, a friend of Ayazuddin, said.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, who has played cricket with Azhar and VVS Laxman, were among the friends and fans from the world of politics and sport who came visiting at the hospital.
"Doctors say the next 12 hours is very critical. I am praying to God and everyone is praying that the almighty Allah give him new life," Asaduddin Owaisi, Hyderabad MP, said.