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Imran Khan: Pakistan's most successful captain

Updated on July 7, 2011
Imran Khan: Best all-rounder from Pakistan
Imran Khan: Best all-rounder from Pakistan

Full name: Imran Khan Niazi

Born: November 25 1952 at Lahore, Punjab

Major teams: Pakistan, Lahore, Sussex, Worcestershire, New South Wales, Pakistan International Airlines, Oxford University, Dawood Club

  • World-class all-rounder
  • Right-hand bat
  • Right-arm fast bowler
  • Cricket administrator
  • Politician

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Imran Khan was more than just a world-class allrounder, He was an extraordinary leader and motivator, a mentor, genuine all-rounder and a true legend of the game. The all-rounder lays claim to the title of greatest Pakistan cricketer and even one of the best all-rounders of all-time. Imran is credited into transforming Pakistan into a world-beating Test team that was able to draw series against the champion West Indies team of the 1980s. 

More than a key cricketer, Imran was the first real superstar of first superstar of Pakistan cricket, being a marketable cricketer who raised the profile of the game in the subcontinent. Khan was the idol of many youngsters in the subcontinent; it was his performances that generates more interest in fast bowling in spin-dominated Pakistan. His presence influenced other Pakistan greats like Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram.

In international cricket, Khan could have been a specialist batsman or specialist bowler; his statistics were that good. A Test batting average of 37.69 and a Test bowling average of 22.81 illustrates his class. Normally, the mark of a genuine all--rounder is that the batting average exceeds the bowling average. The former Pakistan captain comfortably satisfies that criteria in all forms of the game.

Imran Khan's batting records

Match type 
Matches 
Runs 
Best
Avg 
100s 
50s 
Tests 
88 
3807 
136 
37.69 
18 
ODIs 
175 
3709 
102* 
33.41 
19 
 First-class
382 
17771 
170 
36.79 
30 
93 
List A 
425 
10100 
 114*
33.22 
66 
Source: Cricinfo

Imran Khan's bowling records

Match type 
Matches
Wickets 
Average 
Tests 
88 
362 
22.81
ODIs 
175 
182 
26.61 
First-class 
382 
1287 
22.32 
List A 
425 
507 
22.31 
Source: Cricinfo

Notable achievements

  • ICC World Cup winner: 1992
  • ICC Hall of Fame

Imran Khan: The Cricketer, The Celebrity, The Politician
Imran Khan: The Cricketer, The Celebrity, The Politician

The definitive biography of Imran Khan, the former Pakistan cricket captain and all-rounder—the Oxbridge graduate and vociferous campaigner; the devout Muslim whose kaleidoscopic social life flooded the gossip columns.

 

Khan began playing international cricket in 1971 and is one of the few cricketers to play more than two decades of international cricket. His career ended in 1992, with a World Cup triumph over England in Australia. No script-writer could have provided an end that befitted a legend more.  

After his illustrious cricket career, where he played for teams in Australia and England, Khan became a cricket administrator and Parliamentarian in his native Pakistan. Imran Khan was a true champion and role model, who made his mark on world cricket.

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  • SpiffyD profile imageAUTHOR

    SpiffyD 

    6 years ago from The Caribbean

    You're welcome. I'm pleased that you enjoy reading the hubs and add meaningful comments to it.

  • cheetah786 profile image

    cheetah786 

    6 years ago

    thanks for the clarification.. you got fine cricket knowledge,, luv to read ur hubs..

  • SpiffyD profile imageAUTHOR

    SpiffyD 

    6 years ago from The Caribbean

    Thanks for your comment cheetah. Imran Khan's new-ball partner (Sarfraz Nawaz) is usually credited with being the first exponent of reverse swing at international level. However, Imran Khan was the more successful exponent, which is why some may argue that he is the father of reverse swing.

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    cheetah786 

    6 years ago

    great hub in the tribute of living legend..

    is it true that khan is father of reverse swing,?

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