Imran Khan's innings from cricketer to three weddings and politics

Oct 05, 2018, 16:02 IST
  • Imran Khan's innings from cricketer to three weddings and politics

    Imran Khan was born in Lahore on October 5, 1952. However, according to cricket official records, his birthday is listed as November 25. Imran Khan was born and raised in an affluent family. His father Ikramullah Khan Niazi was a civil engineer and his mother Shaukat Khanum was a housewife. Imran Khan has four sisters. The Khans have been settled in Mianwali in northwestern Punjab and his paternal family are of Pashtun ethnicity and belong to the Niazi tribe

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    Imran Khan's mother hailed from the Pashtun tribe of Burki, which had produced several successful cricketers. There were several accomplished cricket players in his family, including two older cousins, Javed Burki and Majid Khan, who both served as captains of the Pakistan national team

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    Imran Khan did his schooling at Aitchison College in Lahore and at Royal Grammar School Worcester in England. He graduated with honors in 1975 from Keble College, Oxford. His subjects were Philosophy, Politics and Economics

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    Imran Khan hardly played any domestic cricket in Pakistan; instead, he just flew in for home series from Worcestershire or Sussex. He made his first-class cricket debut at the age of 16 in Lahore

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    Imran Khan made his Test debut for Pakistan during 1971, tour of England in the first Test at Edgbaston. He scored five runs before getting run out. He did not take any wicket in both the innings

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    Imran Khan's ODI debut was against England (again) at Trent Bridge for the Prudential Trophy. He did not take any wickets

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    Imran Khan secured a permanent place on his native national team starting from the 1976–1977

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    Imran Khan averages (37 with the bat, 22 with the ball) put him ahead of top allrounders like Ian Botham, Richard Hadlee and Kapil Dev who dominated Test cricket in the 1980s

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    As a fast bowler, Imran Khan was at his peak 1982. He got 62 wickets at 13.29 each in 9 Tests, the lowest average of any bowler in Test history with at least 50 wickets in a calendar year

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    In 1992, Imran Khan tasted success when he led the Pakistani team to its first World Cup title, defeating England in the final. He retired that same year and by that time he had cemented his place as one of the greatest cricket players in history

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    Imran Khan retired in 1992 with 3,807 runs and 362 wickets in Test cricket

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  • Imran Khan's innings from cricketer to three weddings and politics

    A leading sports website describes Imran Khan as a 'suave, erudite and monstrously talented man who gave cricket a real sex appeal in the 1970s and 1980's. Few would dispute that Imran was the finest cricketer Pakistan has produced or the biggest heartthrob

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    In 1994, two years after his retirement from international cricket, Imran Khan admitted to seam-lifting Test matches and tampering with the ball during a county tournament. Later, in 1996, he was sued by English cricketers Ian Botham and Alan Lamb for calling them 'racist'. Imran Khan won the libel case after he successfully defended himself against accusations

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    In May 16, 1995, at the age of 43, he married the 21-year-old British heiress, Jemima Goldsmith - the daughter of one of the world's richest men at the time, Sir James Goldsmith

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    Jemima Goldsmith also went on to convert to Islam. However, the couple got divorced on June 22, 2004. Imran Khan maintains a friendly relationship with his ex-wife.

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    Imran Khan and Jemima had two sons - Sulaiman Isa Khan, Qasim Khan

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  • Imran Khan's innings from cricketer to three weddings and politics

    After Jemima, Imran Khan tied the knot with his second wife British-Pakistani journalist Reham Khan in October 2014 which continued barely 10 months

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    Six months after getting married to television journalist Reham Khan, there were rumours that his marriage with her was falling apart. In November 2015, Reham Khan claimed that black magic was primarily used to cause a breakup between her and Imran. Reham in a tweet following her divorce stated that the Quran says that Satan taught black magic to separate couples

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  • Imran Khan's innings from cricketer to three weddings and politics

    Imran Khan got married again in 2018 in a low-profile ceremony in Lahore. His third wife Bushra Maneka is a mother of five. In 2017, Imran Khan's spokesman had rubbished marriage rumours of Khan in a statement and said that he had proposed marriage to Bushra Maneka, who had actually asked for time to make a final decision after consulting her family, including her children

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    Maneka, who is in her 40s, was married to Khawar Farid Maneka, a senior customs official in Islamabad. The nikah was performed by Mufti Saeed, a member of PTI core committee, who was also the nikah khawan when Imran publicly entered into marriage with Reham Khan on January 8, 2015, amid reports of secret nikah in November 2014

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    In an interview to CNN-IBNa news channel in 2011, Imran Khan revealed that he grew up hating India. He was quoted saying, "I grew up hating India because I grew up in Lahore and there were massacres of 1947, so much bloodshed and anger. But as I started touring India, I got such love and friendship there that all this disappeared."

    In picture: Shashi Kapoor, Goldie Hawn and Ismail Merchant while on a visit to Mumbai in the 1990s

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    In December 1994, Imran Khan opened the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust Cancer Hospital in memory of his mother who had died from the disease. Today it has won international recognition as one of the leading institutions for free cancer treatment in the world

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    In 1996, Imran started a political party in Pakistan known as Tehrik-e-Insaaf (Movement for Justice). It was a slow start for Imran Khan's political career. The party didn't fare very well for a long time. It had, in fact, only one seat on the Parliament till 2003

    In the picture (L-R): Wasim Akram, Imran Khan, Javed Miandad and Moin Khan

     

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    Imran Khan lost a first parliamentary election in 1997, before finally winning a seat in 2002. Imran Khan contested from his native constituency Mianwali in the National Assembly from November 2002 to October 2007 and was again elected during the May 11, 2013, general elections

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    After Imran Khan protested against the Pakistani presidential election in 2007, he was put in house arrest. He escaped and was in hiding for 11 days. Imran Khan's then-wife Jemima released an email saying he gave police the slip after they ransacked his home in Lahore and roughed up family members. This happened during the time when there were rising international concerns over the crackdown on lawyers and political opponents by then President Pervez Musharraf

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    Imran Khan went into hiding soon after Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency on November 3, 2007. He emerged from hiding on November 14, 2007 to join a students protest which was not appreciated as the students had earlier made clear that no politicians support was required. Imran Khan was locked in the University for two hours and later handed over to the local police

     

     

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    Imran Khan is the recipient of the Hilal-e-Imtiaz which is the second highest civilian award and honor bestowed by the Pakistani government. He has also received the President's Pride of Performance award in 1983. Imran Khan was voted Asia's Person of the Year in 2012. He won that contest with 88% votes

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    Imran Khan's political ideology is generally described as a nationalist and populist. His proclaimed political platform and declarations include: Islamic values, to which he rededicated himself in the 1990s

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    In 2018 elections, Imran Khan's PTI emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly with 115 general seats, while with the addition of the general and reserved seats of its allies, the party claimed to have secured at least 172 seats, according to Dawn. Former Premier Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Bilawal Bhutto-led Pakistan Peoples Party won 64 and 43 general seats, respectively

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former international cricketer Imran Khan celebrates his birthday today. His journey from cricketer to a social worker and politician to a Prime Minister has been quite an eventful one. Here we take a look at his journey so far

 

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