Imran Khan, who is former Pakistani cricketer and now served as Pakistani Politician, born on October 5, 1952, In Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
He is the son of Ikramullah Khan Niazi, a Civil Engineer and his wife Shaukat Khanum. Khan has four sisters. He grew up in the upper-middle-class family.
On 21 June 1995, Khan married Jemima Goldsmith. They have two sons, Sulaiman and Kasim. After nine years, They divorced in June 2004. In January 2015, Khan secondly married to British Pakistani Journalist Reham Khan. On October 22, 2015, they announced that they file for divorce.
He completed his school education at Aitchison College Lahore and Royal Grammar School Worcester In England, where he showed his interest in cricket. In 1972, He entered in Keble College, Oxford, where he graduated in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
In 1971, He made his test debut against England series. But he failed to show his good performance in the test match. In 1974, he made his One Day International (ODI), and he selected for the National team. During 1976-77, His best performance against New Zealand and Australia added to his rapid success, which had made him a fast bowler in Pakistan during the 1980s. In 1982, He selected as a Captain in the Pakistani Cricket team. Under his captaincy, a team won 14 out of 48 test match, 8 lost and 26 results draw. He played 139 ODI matches with won 77 matches, 57 losses, and 1 tie. In 1992, He had announced his retirement from cricket with 3807 runs and 362 wickets in tests matches and 3709 runs and 182 wickets in ODI matches. In 1997, He entered in politics and set up his own party named ‘Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’. In October 2002, He selected a Member of Parliament from Mianwali. In 2008, He established the Namal college, Which associated with the University of Bradford in Punjab. He also established the Imran Khan Foundation. In 2013 During the election, He started ‘Naya Pakistan Resolution’. During a campaign rally, He had been injured his head and back upon tumbling from a stage. Now, He is actively involved in commentary on cricket matches from various sports networks, like Star TV, BBC Urdu, and TEN Sports.
- There is a confusion about his birthdate, His social networking page claims his birthdate to be October 5 and his national identity card mentioned his birthdate as 25 November.
- Free range chicken and red roti is his favorite food.
- He lives in a house which has no Electricity and has no running water.
- He has written a book on the history of Pakistan.
- In 1991, he established the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust which is charity organization associated with research and development of cancer and other diseases.
- On 1 August 2017, Ayesha Gulalai had come ahead with allegations of harassment against Khan and had claimed that she had been receiving offensive messages from him since October 2013.
Awards and Achievements:
- In 1983, He received the Wisden Cricketer of the Year Award.
- In 1983, He honored with the president’s Pride of Performance.
- In 1985, He honored the Sussex cricket society player of the year.
- in 1992, Khan honored Pakistani civil the “Hilal-i-Imtiaz” Award.
- In 2004, He received the Lifetime Achievements award.
- In 2011, He received the Jinnah award.
- In 2012, He was the Asia Society’s Person of the Year.
What can we learn from him??
Like Imran Khan, Never compromise with your dreams. Give your best to your performance.