Imran Khan Niazi MP (born 5 October 1952), better known as Imran Khan, is a Pakistani politician, former cricketer, philanthropist, cricket commentator and the former chancellor of the University of Bradford. He is also the founder of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and the Namal College, Mianwali. Khan played international cricket for two decades in the late twentieth century and, after retiring, entered politics. In January 2015 Khan married British-Pakistani journalist Reham Khan in a private Nikah ceremony at his residence in Islamabad. On 22 October 2015, they announced their intention to file for divorce.
He ended his career with 88 Test matches, 126 innings and scored 3807 runs at an average of 37.69, including six centuries and 18 fifties. His highest score was 136 runs. As a bowler, he took 362 wickets in Test cricket, which made him the first Pakistani and world’s fourth bowler to do so. In ODIs, he played 175 matches and scored 3709 runs at an average of 33.41. His highest score remains 102 not out. His best ODI bowling is documented at 6 wickets for 14 runs. Khan’s career-high as a captain and cricketer came when he led Pakistan to victory in the 1992 Cricket World Cup. Playing with a brittle batting line-up, Khan promoted himself as a batsman to play in the top order along with Javed Miandad, but his contribution as a bowler was minimal. At the age of 39, Khan took the winning last wicket himself.
Imran Khan Biceps Size Height Weight Body Measurements
||Imran Ahmad Khan Niazi
||IK, The Lion of Lahore, The King of Swing
||Politician and Former Pakistani Cricketer
||Pakistan’s first and only Cricket Captain to win the Cricket World Cup (1992)
|Physical Stats & More
||in centimeters– 183 cm
in meters– 1.83 m
in feet inches– 6’
||in kilograms– 75 kg
in pounds– 165 lbs
||Salt & Pepper
||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)
||1996: Founded Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
1997: Ran for the seat of National Assembly of Pakistan in Pakistani General. Election from two constituencies – NA-53, Mianwali and NA-94, Lahore and lost both.
1999: Supported General Pervez Musharraf’s military coup
2002: Elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan from Mianwali in Pakistani General Election.
2007: On October 2. joined 85 other MPs to resign from Parliament in protest of the presidential election scheduled for 6 October.
2013: On 30 April, Manzoor Wattoo president of Pakistan Peoples Party (Punjab) offered Imran Khan the office of Prime Minister in the possible coalition government. His party PTI emerged as the second largest party in the 2013 Pakistan General Election and Imran Khan became the parliamentary leader of his party.
2014: On 11 May, he alleged that the 2013 General Elections were rigged in favour of the ruling Pakistan Muslim Leaque.
2018: Contested the 2018 General Elections from NA-95 Mianwali and NA-53 Islamabad and won both.
||ODI– 31 August 1974 against England at Trent Bridge, England
Test– 3 June 1971 against England at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, England
||ODI– On 25 March 1992 against England at Melbourne Cricket Ground
Test– On 2 January 1992 against Sri Lanka at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad, Pakistan
||Lahore, Sussex, and New South Wales
|Nature on Field
||Hitting 6 over bowler’s head
|Awards, Honours, Achievements
||1983: Wisden Cricketer
1992: The Hilal e Imtiaz (Pakistan’s second highest civilian award)
1993: Pride of Performance
2004: Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2004 Asian Jewel Awards in London
2008: Jinnah Award
2009: Humanitarian Award and ICC Hall of fame
|Date of Birth
||5 October 1952
|Age (as in 2018)
||Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign
||Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
||Royal Grammar School, Worcester, England
Aitchison College, Lahore
||Keble College, Oxford, England
||Studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and graduated with honours from Keble College, Oxford in 1975
||Khan House, Bani Gala, Mohra Noor, Islamabad
||Listening to Music, Watching Films, Travelling
||• In 1994, he admitted to seam-lifting Test matches and scratching the ball with a bottle top once in a county match in 1981.
• In 1996, he was sued by two former England cricketers Botham and Alan Lamb after he allegedly called them “racist.”
• In August 2017, Ayesha Gulalai (a Pakistani politician) framed allegations of harassment against Khan; claiming that she had been receiving offensive messages from him since October 2013. However, Imran Khan refuted the allegations by saying that it was a conspiracy by the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) to malign him.
|Girls, Affairs & More
||Zeenat Aman, Bollywood Actress (mid-1970s)
Benazir Bhutto (Politician)
Karen Wishart (He met her at Oxford)
Emma Sergeant (English Artist)
Kate Fitzpatrick (Australian Actress)
Stephanie Beacham (British Actress)
Susannah Constantine (English TV Personality)
Denice D. Lewis (American Model)
Sita White (daughter of Sir (Vincent) Gordon Lindsay White, Baron White of Hull)
Jemima Goldsmith (British Producer)
||With First Wife– 16 May 1995
With Second Wife– January 2015
With Third Wife– 18 February 2018
||First Wife– Jemima Goldsmith, British Producer (m. 1995; div. 2004)
Second Wife– Reham Khan, Journalist (m. 2015; div. 2015)
Third Wife– Bushra Maneka (m. 2018 (Imran Khan’s Spiritual Advisor)
||Son(s)– Sulaiman Isa Khan and Kasim Khan (from Jemima Goldsmith)
Daughter– Tyrian White (from Sita White)
||Father– Ikramullah Khan Niazi (a civil engineer)
Mother– Shaukat Khanum
Sister(s)– Uzma Khanum,
||Roasted Desi Murgi
||Mohammad Rafi, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
||Dennis Lillee, Viv Richards, Michael Holding, Sunil Gavaskar, Abdul Qadir
||Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, Rolls Royce
|Net Worth (approx.)
||₹140 Crore ($13 million) (as in 2016)
Some lesser known facts about Imran Khan
- Does Imran Khan smoke?: Yes
- Does Imran Khan alcohol?: Yes
- He was born and raised in an upper-middle-class family.
- Imran grew up with his four sisters in Mianwali in north-western Punjab in Pakistan.
- Raised in affluent circumstances, Imran received a privileged education from Aitchison College in Lahore and the Royal Grammar School Worcester in England.
- It was at the Royal Grammar School Worcester in England where he learned his cricket.
- During his school days, Imran broke his left arm while climbing a tree.
- He made his First-Class debut at the age of 16.
- He got selected in Pakistan’s National Cricket Team while studying at the Oxford.
- After playing his first Test against England in 1971, he had to wait for the next three years to play his second Test Match.
- Imran Khan is considered Pakistan’s first genuine fast bowler.
- In 1978, at the famous speed test in Perth, Imran Khan came third after Jeff Thomson and Michael Holding.
- In the 1981-82 series against Australia, Imran broke former Pakistan bowler Fazal Mahmood’s record of 139 wickets for Pakistan.
- Imran Khan was one of the greatest all-rounders of his era and was often compared with Ian Botham, Kapil Dev, and Richard Hadlee.
- Before he led Pakistan to win the 1992 Cricket World Cup, he had announced his retirement from international cricket after the 1987 World Cup. However, it was the military dictator of Pakistan Gen Zia-ul-Haq who had asked him to return to lead the team and the rest is history.
- Though Pakistani team struggled throughout the 1992 Cricket World Cup, he single-handedly led the team to win the tournament.
- He was behind the foundation of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Lahore and Namal College, Mianwali. He dedicated this hospital to his mother, Shaukat Khanum, who had died of cancer.
- Imran Khan is famous to gives young talents the chance to play for their country. It was Imran who spotted Waqar Younis playing a domestic match on television and introduced him to Pakistan’s National Team.
- After his divorce from Reham Khan (Imran’s second wife), she accused Imran of being bisexual, taking drugs & alcohol, and adultery. She also mentioned in her autobiography that Imran had an affair with Saqlain Mushtaq (former Pakistani Cricketer).
- In 2004, he was robbed at gunpoint while driving through the outskirts of Islamabad.
- In 2012, he was declared as Asia’s Person of the year with 88% votes.
- He was among the few bowlers to dismiss Sunil Gavaskar off the first ball of a Test match.
- He published 6 books : Imran: The autobiography of Imran Khan, Imran Khan’s cricket skills, Indus Journey: A Personal View of Pakistan, All Round View, Warrior Race: A Journey Through the Land of the Tribal Pathans, and Pakistan: A Personal History.