Pakistan’s 1992 World Cup Winning captain, Imran Khan is a current chairman of Pakistan Movement of Justice and former cricketer and Philanthropist. An Oxford graduate, Khan started playing cricket at an early age of 13 and went on to become the most successful Pakistani skipper and player.
Playing for Worcestershire, Imran made his debut for the Pakistan national team at the age of 18. However, he made his home debut in 1976 after graduating from Oxford. He lead Pakistan team to 1992 World Cup Win and served as the team’s captain from 1982-1992.
After the World Cup Win, Khan retired from cricket in 1992 and made his shift to politics and philanthropy. In 1996, Imran Khan founded Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and became it’s national leader. In 2010, Khan was inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Currently, he is the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Pakistani Politician, Philanthropist, and former cricketer
Imran: The autobiography of Imran Khan
Kaptaan: The Making of a Legend
Date of Birth:
5 October 1952
Age (as on 2018):
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:
Aitchison College, Lahore & Royal Grammar School, Worcester, England
Keble College, Oxford
Honours in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
Ikramullah Khan Niazi
03 June 1971 vs England
31 August 1974 vs England
Worcestershire, Sussex, Dawood Industries, Pakistan International Airlines, Lahore home teams
Nature on field:
Likes to play against:
In 9 tests in a calendar year, Imran bagged 62 wickets at 13.29 each
Imran has the second highest all-time batting average of 61.86 playing at position 6 for a Test batsman.
Khan received all-rounder’s triple (securing 3000 runs and 300 wickets) in 75 Tests
With 362 wickets in the test cricket, Imran became the first Pakistani bowler to do so. In the world, he was the fourth.
Imran also holds the record for the best bowling figures in an ODI innings ODI in a losing cause. He took 6 for 14 runs.
Wisden Cricketer of the year 1983
Career Turning Point:
When he met Tony Grieg, English test Cricketer and commentator, and signed with Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket. From there, Imran established himself as one of the fastest bowlers of the world.
Shooting partridge with dogs, Spending time with friends,
Viv Richards (only he could attack me when I was at my peak)& Virat Kohli (likes his temperament)
Favourite Cricket Ground:
Favourite sports personalities:
Free-range chicken with properly cooked red chapati
The Karakorum mountains in Pakistan, the highest range in the world
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Jemima Goldsmith (16 May 1995)
Reham Khan (January 2015)
Bushra Manik (February 2018)
Sulaiman Isa and Kasim from Jemima Goldsmith
In August 2017, Ayesha Gulalai, a member of National assembly of Pakistan alleged Imran of harassments and threats.
In 1994, Imran admitted of ball-tampering during test matches
Khan is said to have an illegitimate child with British National Sita White. However, he reportedly refused the child as he was aspiring for becoming Pakistan’s Prime Minister. The case was filed in LA Court which later ruled that Khan was child’s father.
Lesser Known Facts
Imran Khan received the Hilal-e-Imtiaz-the second highest civilian award and honour given by Pakistan Government for 1992 World Cup Win.
He also received the President’s Pride of Performance award in 1983
Khan has published six non-fiction books, including an autobiography
He was the Asia Society’s Person of the Year 2012
Imran is the current chairman of Pakistan Movement of Justice
Khan received ICC Hall of Fame, Centennial Year celebrations on July 09 2004
Khan also received The Cricket Society Wetherall Award for the leading all-rounder in English first-class cricket in 1976 and 1980.
Khan received the Humanitarian Award at the Asian Sports Awards in Kuala Lumpur On 13 December 2007 for setting up Pakistan’s first cancer hospital
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