Imran Khan

Born Nov 25, 1952

Imran KhanHI, PP, ASA, FRCPE born Imran Khan Niazi, on November 25, 1952, is a Pakistani politician and former cricketer. He played international cricket for two decades in the late twentieth century and, after retiring, entered politics. Besides his political activism, Khan is also a philanthropist, cricket commentator, Chancellor of the University of Bradford and Founding Chairman Board of Governors of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Imran Khan.


1952 Birth Born on November 25, 1952.


At Worcestershire, where he played county cricket from 1971 to 1976, he was regarded as only an average medium-pace bowler. … Read More


1976 23 Years Old After graduating from Oxford and finishing his tenure at Worcestershire, he returned to Pakistan in 1976 and secured a permanent place on his native national team starting from the 1976–1977 season, during which they faced New Zealand and Australia. … Read More
1978 25 Years Old His credentials as one of the fastest bowlers of the world started to become established when he finished third at 139.7 km/h in a fast bowling contest at Perth in 1978, behind Jeff Thomson and Michael Holding, but ahead of Dennis Lillee, Garth Le Roux and Andy Roberts.
As a fast bowler, Khan reached the peak of his powers in 1982. … Read More


1984 31 Years Old This same Test series against India, however, also resulted in a stress fracture in his shin that kept him out of cricket for more than two years. An experimental treatment funded by the Pakistani government helped him recover by the end of 1984 and he made a successful comeback to international cricket in the latter part of the 1984–1985 season.
1987 34 Years Old 1 More Event
…  After retiring from cricket at the end of the 1987 World Cup in 1988, owing to popular demand he was requested to come back by the president of Pakistan Zia ul Haq to lead the team once again. … Read More
1988 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1988, he was asked to return to the captaincy by the president of Pakistan, General Zia-Ul-Haq, and on 18 January, he announced his decision to rejoin the team. … Read More
1992 39 Years Old Khan's career-high as a captain and cricketer came when he led Pakistan to victory in the 1992 Cricket World Cup. … Read More


1994 - 1995 2 More Events
1996 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1996, Khan successfully defended himself in a libel action brought forth by former English captain and all-rounder Ian Botham and batsman Allan Lamb over comments they alleged were made by Khan in two articles about the above-mentioned ball-tampering and another article published in an Indian magazine, India Today. … Read More
1999 46 Years Old Khan supported General Pervez Musharraf's military coup in 1999, believing Musharraf would "end corruption, clear out the political mafias".
According to Khan, he was Musharraf's choice for prime minister in 2002 but turned down the offer.


2004 - 2005 2 More Events
In June 2007, Khan faced political opponents in and outside the parliament.
2011 58 Years Old 1 More Event
On 30 October 2011, Khan addressed more than 100,000 supporters in Lahore, challenging the policies of the government, calling that new change a "tsunami" against the ruling parties, Another successful public gathering of hundreds of thousands of supporters was held in Karachi on 25 December 2011. … Read More
2012 59 Years Old 1 More Event
In August 2012, the Pakistani Taliban issued death threats if he went ahead with his march to their tribal stronghold along the Afghan border to protest US drone attacks, because he calls himself a "liberal" – a term they associate with a lack of religious belief. … Read More


On 23 March 2013, Khan introduced the "Naya Pakistan Resolution" (New Pakistan) at the start of his election campaign. … Read More
On January 2014, YouGov ranked Khan as a famous person in and out of Pakistan.
2015 62 Years Old 1 More Event
On 6 January 2015,Daily Mail, after months of rumors, confirmed that Khan had married British-Pakistani journalist Reham Khan.
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