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Kirti Azad was born on January 2nd in the year 1959 was born in Purnea, Bihar. He is an former Indian Cricketer. He was a member of Indian first world cup winning team in the year 1983.He was a key bowler for Indian cricket team. He has played many remarkable innings with great teams like England, Pakistan etc.

Kirti Azad played a memorable innings against Pakistan in 1983 at New Delhi, in an exhibition day/night match. Pakistan batted first and made 197 runs for 3 wickets in 50 overs with Kirti Azad taking all 3 wickets. In India’s reply, Kirti scored a rapid 71 not-out and steered India to a one-wicket victory. He hit seven sixes, including three consecutive sixes off Pakistani medium pacer Jalaluddin. Kirti Azad is married to Poonam and has two sons. Both his sons, Surya Azad and Somya Azad, have played national level cricket for Delhi.

After his playing career, Kirti briefly turned to broadcasting in English for television, but initially failed to break in, where other former Test cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri, Arun Lal and others had succeeded. However, in recent times, Kirti has found his niche in comparing post-match television cricket chat shows in Hindi, expressing his own opinions in a forthright and sometimes controversial manner, particularly when advocating player selections.

Later he followed his father Bhagwat Jha Azad, former Chief Minister of Bihar, into politics and was elected to Parliament on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket from Darbhanga, Bihar. He is currently serving his second term in the Lok Sabha. He was previously an MLA from Delhi’s Gole Market constituency.