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Imran Khan

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
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Full Name: Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi
Profession: Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan

Nationality:
Pakistan
Pakistani

Why Famous: Khan started his career as one of the most successful and admired cricketers in Pakistan, and played international cricket for two decades. He debuted for the national team aged 18 in 1971, and served as the team's captain various times from 1982 until 1992. His most successful achievement was captaining the team to victory in the 1992 Cricket World Cup, the only time Pakistan has won the tournament.

Along with cricket, Khan has long expressed an interest in charity and philanthropy, as well as politics. In 1996 he formed a centrist party named Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. He became a member of Pakistan's National Assembly in 2002. At the 2013 elections his party became the second-largest in the country, and then at the 2018 elections they ousted the PML-N from power and became the government for the first time.

Born: October 5, 1952
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
Age: 67 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra

Events in the Life of Imran Khan

  • 1971-06-03 Test Cricket debut of Imran Khan, v Englandl at Edgbaston (5, 0-36, 0-19)
  • 1977-01-18 Pakistan cricket all-rounder Imran Khan takes 6 for 63 in the Australian 2nd innings for a match total of 12 to lead his side to an easy 8 wicket 3rd Test win in Sydney
  • 1980-11-25 Imran Khan scores his 1st Test Cricket ton, 123 v WI Lahore
  • 1982-12-25 Mudassar Nazar scores century, then Imran Khan rips through Indians
  • 1982-12-27 Imran Khan 8-60 to bring innings victory v India at Karachi
  • 1984-11-16 Imran Khan makes his 1st appearance for NSW Cricket
  • 1987-07-06 Pakistan cricket all-rounder Imran Khan reaches 300th Test wicket milestone, during 3rd Test vs England at Leeds
  • 1992-01-07 Last day of Test cricket for Imran Khan
  • 1992-03-25 Cricket World Cup, Melbourne (MCG): Imran Khan scores 72 in his final ODI as Pakistan beats England by 22 runs for their first title; Martin Crowe (NZ), Player of Series
  • 2002-10-10 Former cricketer Imran Khan elected to the Pakistani Parliament after winning the seat of Mianwali-I
  • 2018-07-25 Party of former cricketer Imran Khan, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), wins the most votes but not a majority in Pakistan's Pakistan general election, which are marred by violence and a bomb that kills 31 people
  • 2018-08-18 Imran Khan becomes the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan after gaining the support of independent members after his party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) won the most votes but not a majority in the general election
  • 2019-07-22 Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan meets with US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, D.C.
  • 2019-08-14 Pakistan PM Imran Khan strongly criticizes India for revoking Kashmir's special status and putting it under lockdown in address in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir

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