Thursday, November 3, 2011

Imran Khan

Imran Khan Niazi, born in 1952, is a retired Pakistani cricket player who has been a politician since the mid-1990s. He lead the Pakistani cricket team from 1971 to 1992, leading his team to their only World Cup victory in 1992. He is currently the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf political party, a small party of which he is the only member ever elected to Parliament.

Cricketer, born in Lahore, NE Pakistan. He studied at Oxford, playing in his first Test at 18 while at the university. One of the greatest all rounders, he was a fast bowler, adaptable batsman, and astute captain who inspired Pakistan's rise to prominence in world cricket. After leading Pakistan to the 1992 World Cup, he retired with a total of 3807 runs and 362 wickets in Test matches. He also played for Sussex and Worcester. His highly publicized nine-year marriage to Jemima Goldsmith ended in 2004. In addition to following a career in politics, forming his own party, Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf (Pakistan Justice Movement), he is a cricket commentator.

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