If you ask me, the one-word description of Imran Khan is “Heartthrob.”
Few would disagree that he was the finest cricketer Pakistan ever produced. His sophisticated, suave, and charismatic talent gave the sport a certain sex appeal in the subcontinent during the 1970s and 1980s.
He restored the dreams of probably millions to bowl fast on that stretch of baked mud. With graceful runs, his reverse swinging yorkers are just a chef’s kiss! Imran Khan cricketer became a brand on its own.
Starting his career at the age of 18, who knew this young lad would lead Pakistan to victory during the 1992 Cricket World Cup. Known to be one of the greatest all-rounders, he scored 3,807 runs and 362 wickets in his Test Cricket career. Which made him the permanent resident of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
We all know who Imran Khan was in the field, but how was he off the field? Wanna find out, keep on scrolling.
Who Is Imran Khan?
Born in Lahore to a Niazi Pashtun family, Imran Khan was the only son among four sisters. His parents, Ikramullah Khan, a civil engineer, and Shaukat Khanum, were settled in the Mianwali region of northwestern Punjab.
Khan showed early signs of his love for cricket when he was studying at the Royal Grammar School Worchester in England. With the help of college cricket enthusiasts at Keble College, Oxford, Paul Hayes, Imran Khan secured admission. Khan studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics there. He graduated in the year 1975.
Imran Khan founded the party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which won seats in the National Assembly in 2022. In 2018, the PTI won the general election on a populist platform, and PTI became the largest party in the National Assembly. Imran Khan became the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Pakistan pm Imran Khan was removed in 2022.
Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi
5 October 1952 (age 69)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Pakistan Trhreek-e-Insaf (1996-present)
Jemima Goldsmith (m.1995; div 2004)
Reham Khan (m. 2015; div. 2015)
Bushra Bibi (m. 2018)
Sulaiman Isa Khan
Ikramullah Khan Niazi (father)
Shaukat Khanum (mother)
Bani Gala Mansion
Keble College, Oxford (BA)
Imran Khan made his debut in Lahore at 16 years old. By the 1970s he was playing for the Lahore home team.
Khan made his debut in Test cricket against England in 1971. Three years later in 1974, he made his debut in ODI matches. After graduating in 1976, he returned to Pakistan and joined the national team.
His record as one of the fastest bowlers in the world was recognized when he bowled 139.7km/h in a contest. Later he became the pioneer of the reverse swing technique. Before his retirement, he imparted his techniques to bowlers such as Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.
Imran Khan’s career peaked when as a “Kaptaan”, he led Pakistan to victory in 1992 Cricket World Cup. He played with a brittle batting order.
He upgraded himself to a batsman of the top order with Javed Miandad. Though his bowling contribution was to a minimum, he took the last wicket himself.
Here is a brief overview of Imran Khan stats in his cricket career.
|Debut Match||England vs Pakistan at Birmingham – June 3-8, 1971|
|Last Match||Pakistan vs Sri Lanka at Faisalabad – January 2-7, 1992|
|Debut Match||England vs Pakistan at Nottingham – August 31,1974|
|Last Match||Pakistan vs England at Melbourne – March 25, 1992|
Batting and Fielding:
|4th||Most Player of the Series awards. (8) Test matches|
|9th||Most runs in an innings(by batting position) (135*)|
|2nd||Best figures in an innings by a captain. (8) Test matches|
|4th||Most consecutive ten wickets in a match. (2) Test matches|
|9th||Most wickets taken bowled (96)|
|9th||Fastest to 250 wickets. (55)Test matches|
|Medal||A hundred and five wickets in an innings. Test matches|
|9th||Winning all tosses in a series. (3)One-Day Internationals|
|1st||Best figures in an innings when on the losing side. (6) One-Day Internationals|
|Medal||1000 runs and 100 wickets One-Day Internationals|
|5th||Bowler/batsman combinations. (18) Combined Test, ODI and 120I records|
On 25th April 1996, Imran Khan founded a Political Party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. In 2011, Khan’s political party became a threat to the ruling party. According to the International Republican Institute’s survey, PTI topped the list of popular political parties in Pakistan.
In the 2018 general election, Khan contested. In the end, on July 28th, the Election Commission of Pakistan proclaimed that PTI won a total of 116 out of 270 seats.
On 6th August 2018, PTI officially announced Imran Khan as Prime Minister. He became the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan and took office on 18th August.
On 8th March 2022, the opposition parties submitted a no-confidence motion against Imran Khan to the National Assembly’s secretariat.
On 10th April, the no-confidence motion vote was held, where Imran Khan was removed from office. He was the first prime minister in Pakistan to be removed from office through a no-confidence vote.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)!
1. What Was Imran Khan Famous For?
Imran Khan is a former cricket player who won the World Cup in 1992 for Pakistan. After retiring from cricket he joined politics and became the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan.
2. Is Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Still?
No, he was removed from office due to a no-confidence motion in 2022.
3. What Is Imran Khan Net Worth?
Imran Khan’s total net worth is $50 million.
Imran Khan coming from a well-to-do family became one of the most decorated cricketers in the world. And his charming good looks only helped his already suave personality. He is the best cricketer Pakistan ever produced.
His raw sex appeal was the reason for numerous relationships during his bachelor life. Though it was difficult to avoid such good looks, he was known as the playboy of cricket.