Imran Khan : Cricket

Imran Khan Niazi (born November 25, 1952) is a former champion cricketer leading Pakistan to the 1992 World Cup. He is one of the greatest all rounders, fastest bowlers, an adaptable batsman and an astute captain who helped raise his country to fame in the cricket world. He is often compared to Garry Sobers. He is Pakistan’s most successful captain leading his team to victory in the 1992 Cricket World Cup. When he retired at the end of the 1987 World Cup, he came back to the sport by popular demand and by the President of Pakistan’s request. He retired in 1992 and became a philanthropist, cricket commentator, politician, author, chancellor of the University of Bradford and became the chairman of the Board of Governors of Shaukat Khanum Hospital.

Greatest Sporting Achievements

Khan retired with a total of 3,807 runs and 362 wickets in Test matches. Some of his awards were Wisden Cricketer of the Year (1983), received the President’s Pride of Performance Award, Sussex Cricket Society Player of the Year, and Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year and was one of the fifty-five cricketers inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.

Why Was He So Good?

He was a fast bowler, one of the best in the world. He had skillful batting and inspiring captaincy that made him the complete cricketer package.

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