Imran Khan

Imran Khan Biography

Date of Birth : November 25, 1952  Place of Birth : Mianwali He is from the Niazi Pashtun Shermankhel tribe of Mianwali. His family is settled in Lahore, however, he still considers his background Pathan as per his autobiography (Warrior Race: A Journey through the Land of the Tribal Pathans).

Imran attended Aitcheson College and the Cathedral School in Lahore until he finished middle school, then entered the Royal Grammar School, Worcester, before completing his formal schooling with an undergraduate degree in Economics from Keble College, Oxford.

While at University, Imran Khan was also the captain of the Oxford University cricket team in 1974. He and his mother, Shaukat Khanum, come from a cricketing family – the Burkis, with two of his cousins, Javed Burki and Majid Khan, also having played Test cricket for Pakistan.

He is the finest cricketer Pakistan has ever produced, who is among the finest all-rounders and greatest fast bowlers the game has ever seen. He played Test cricket for Pakistan between 1971 and 1992, and was captain of the national team when they won their maiden World Cup in 1992.

After retiring from cricket, Imran Khan founded the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre in Lahore.

In 1997, he started a socio-political movement known as the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice). The main focus of his party is to bring justice to the people of Pakistan, largely via an independent judiciary. The party has Islamic overtones and is inspired partly by Imran Khan’s renewed commitment to Islam.

As a politician, his vision is to turn Pakistan into a just society, based on humane values, by creating an independent and honest judiciary that will uphold democracy, protect human rights and ensure the rule of law and, by promoting a merit based system that provides equal opportunity for upward social mobility to the working classes. His political ideal is the famous poet-philosopher, Allama Dr Muhammad Iqbal.

Talking to Daily Telegraph of England about his political goal, Imran Khan said: “I want Pakistan to be a welfare state and a genuine democracy with a rule of law and an independent judiciary. We need decentralisation, empowering people at the grassroots.”

He became a Member of Parliament for Mianwali in the October 2002 elections. He is very critical of the judicial system in Pakistan, which he says prevents accountability for the elite class. Initially he supported 1999 military coup of General Pervez Musharraf but late came in to the forefront against General Musharraf.

In 2005, as leader of his party Imran led a protest rally against the US-led coalition for allegedly desecrating the Holy Quran and made statements denouncing the Musharraf-Bush coalition. During the visit of US President George W Bush to Pakistan in 2006, he was the only politician to attempt to hold a rally against Bush. The rally was stopped and Imran Khan was detained by the police.

Imran Khan is also a special representative of UNICEF and Chancellor of Bradford University. His honours include Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Crescent of Excellence) in 1993 by the Pakistani government; Honorary Fellow of Keble College, Oxford and Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1983.

In 1995 he married Jemima Khan, the daughter of the late British billionaire Sir James Goldsmith. Jemima Khan embraced Islam before she married Khan. They announced their divorce on June 22, 2004. They have two sons named Suleman Khan (born on November 10, 1999) and Qasim Khan. He is alleged to have a daughter out of wedlock with Sita White, daughter of Lord Gordy White, a few years before he married Jemima Goldsmith. A US judge ruled him to be the father of Tyrian White after he failed to appear for a DNA test.

Although there are little achievements to credit of Imran Khan in the political arena, there is a long list of his achievements in the sport of cricket. He has the third highest best-ever bowling rating of 922 (1983) in Test cricket history behind S F Barnes’s 932 (1914) and G A Lohmann’s 931 (1896).

Imran Khan is pioneer of the art of reverse swing. He was one of the fastest bowlers ever to grace the game. Michael Holding, the great West Indian fast bowler and commentator, when asked in an interview with Cricinfo who the best bowlers he came up against were, said: “In my time, it was Dennis Lillee and Imran Khan. They had pace and they could do things with the ball. You had others who got a lot of wickets, but you wouldn’t say that they were fast. Imran … could intimidate people out with his pace and also get them with movement, especially into the right-hander.”

In the cricket world, Imran Khan is renowned for his leadership skills as a captain. Under his captaincy, Pakistan won the 1992 Cricket World Cup. Under his captaincy Pakistan drew three series with West Indies at a time when everybody else was being whitewashed by West Indies. He always led from the front and five of six Test hundreds and 14 of his 18 fifties came in 48 Tests as captain. His average during that time was 52.34, higher than the averages of Ian Chappell, Clive Lloyd, Steve Waugh, Gavaskar and Javed Miandad. Imran averaged 20.26 with the ball and four of his six 10-wicket hauls came as captain.

As a captain, he transformed the Pakistan team, previously known for its exceptional talent but lack of coherence into a well-moulded unit. He played his last Test match for Pakistan in January 1992 against Sri Lanka at Faisalabad and last ODI being the World Cup final against England at Melbourne in March 1992 resulting in the World Cup glory and triumph for Pakistan.

In 2000, Wisden organised a panel to vote for Wisden Cricketers of the Century who were judged to be the most prominent players of the 20th century, as selected by a 100-member panel of cricket experts appointed by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanac in 2000. In order of votes, the Wisden Cricketers of the Century, Imran Khan was number 10 on the list.

Along with Garfield Sobers, Ian Botham, Kapil Dev and Richard Hadlee, he achieved the ‘All-rounder’s triple’ (3000 runs and 300 wickets) in 75 Tests, the second fewest behind Botham’s 72, though statistically and qualitatively Imran Khan is superior to Botham in every aspect of the game except perhaps slip catching. He was one of the fastest bowlers of the world during the late 1970s and early 1980s, and in the later half of his career, one of the best batsmen in the Pakistan cricket team. He has the second highest average of all time for a Test batsman batting at number 6.

In April 2007, Imran Khan was voted as the greatest all-rounder in a readers’ poll by Cricinfo. He received 37 per cent of the votes, beating Sir Garfield Sobers who was second with 14 per cent out of the 20 all-rounders Cricinfo had selected. Incidentally Cricinfo panel chose Sobers as the greatest all-rounder independent of the poll. According to the panel, Imran Khan was Sobers’ closest rival amongst the quartet of great all-rounders (Imran, Botham, Hadlee, Kapil).

After retiring from cricket, Imran Khan founded the state-of-the-art Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Lahore on December 29, 1994. One of the leading institutions for free cancer treatment in the world, it is an international standard institution and is free for poor people. The World Health Organisation awarded the United Arab Emirates Foundation Prize for 2004 to Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital. He is building another cancer hospital in Karachi.

Imran Khan is also the Chairman of the Mianwali Development Trust, which is building the Namal College in Mianwali as an associate college of Bradford University. The first phase of the college buildings has been completed.

Imran Khan, perhaps first Pakistani, is the Chancellor of the University of Bradford since December 7, 2005. He said the fifth Chancellor of the university and is also a patron of the Born in Bradford research project.

After imposition of the state of emergency by General Musharraf on November 3, 2007, Imran Khan was put under house arrest but his succeeded in slipping away. However, he was arrested from the University of Punjab campus in Lahore a few days later with help of the Islami Jamiat-e-Talba, student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami. On November 19, 2007, he let out the word through his party members and family that he had begun a hunger strike. He was one of the 3,000 political prisoners released from imprisonment on November 21, 2007.

In 1976 and 1980, Imran Khan was awarded the Cricket Society Wetherall Award. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2004 Asian Jewel Awards in London, UK.

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Muhammad Sami

Muhammad Sami Biography

Full name Mohammad Sami

Born February 24, 1981, Karachi, SindMajor teams Pakistan, ICL Pakistan XI, Karachi, Karachi Blues, Karachi Dolphins, Karachi Zebras, Kent, Lahore Badshahs, National Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan Customs, Sussex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast.One of a new generation of Pakistan fast bowlers, Mohammad Sami initially forced his way into the Test team with outstanding performances in domestic cricket and had an immediate impact in his first Test with five wickets against New Zealand. Then, in only his third Test, he notched a hat-trick, eking out the last three Sri Lankans in the Asian Test Championship final and he also has an ODI hat-trick. But since those early years, and especially after the World Cup 2003, when he was expected to become the Pakistan spearhead after the retirements of Wasim and Waqar, his story has been a fitful and thus far disappointing one.Series after series has seen him disappoint as a stream of promising paceman have overtaken him, including the likes of Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Umar Gul, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer. For the most part Sami has been surprisingly ineffective and prone to leaking runs. So poor was his form after the India series in early 2006, he was finally dropped from the tour to Sri Lanka yet was lucky to be selected for the tour to England that summer, after a number of Pakistan’s frontline bowlers were injured.Nobody seems to be entirely sure where the problem lies either – he has been given the new-ball with license to attack, he has come on as first-change. He is fit – one of the fittest in the team – and athletic. From a shortish run-up and high action he generates surprising pace, settled in the mid-to-late eighties but with occasional forays into the nineties. He also quickly mastered traditional outswing and reverse-swing and bowls a mean yorker.Sami put his future with Pakistan at risk by signing up for the unofficial Indian Cricket League (ICL), but was eventually welcomed back into the domestic fold when he severed ties. In late 2009, out of the blue, Sami was added to Pakistan’s squad for their tour of Australia.

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Mohammad Sami Hat Trick Against West Indies

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Muhammad Amir

 Muhammad Amir Biography

Muhammad Aamir (born 13 April 1992) is a Pakistani left-arm fast bowler, hailing from Gujar Khan, Punjab. He is a highly thought of young prospect, making his international debut at the age of just 17 at 2009 World T20 and played in every match in the process of helping Pakistan win the World Cup. Aamir was youngest player to be competing in the tournament.His debut was against England. He is mainly noted for his whippy action which generates notably quick pace and swing. Aamir was first picked out as a pace prospect by the renowned Pakistani fast bowler Wasim Akram at a pace camp back in 2007. Aamir, then 15 years old, went on a tour of England with the Pakistan U19 side and was one of the leading bowlers, taking regular wickets at a low average. Aamir then played in a tri-nation tournament featuring Sri Lanka and England, he again excelled with his pace and swing bowling. Due to injury he played only a limited part in the U19 World Cup in Malaysia in 2008. In March 2008 he made his domestic debut for the Rawalpindi Rams whilst also representing theNational Bank ofPakistan. His debut domestic season resulted in him taking 55 first-class wickets for NBP. He took a lot of top order wickets and those of players in the national side. This strong domestic form resulted in him being selected for the 2009 Twenty20 World Cup. In the final of the Twenty20 World Cup Aamir bowled a wicket maiden in the opening over of the match, taking the wicket of Tillakaratne Dilshan who was later named player of the tournament. Pakistan legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram expressed his concerned for the future of Pakistan cricket in the current security situation but says the talent is still being produced in his country. “We all, every Pakistani, is worried,” Akram said in the weekly ICC Cricket World audio show. “Until some teams eventually start touring Pakistan then only Pakistan cricket will flourish. There’s a lot of talent there. We showed that during the ICC World Twenty20. Talent is very much there but first and foremost, they have to play more cricket,” he further said.Pakistan recently introduced a 17-year old Mohammad Aamir in the ICC World Twenty20 and his brilliant show in the tournament has drawn munificent praise and earned him a maiden call up to the Test team for the series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan Cricket Board handed a central contract of category ‘C’.

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Mohammad Hafeez

Mohammad Hafeez Biography

Mohammad Hafeez is a talented all-rounder from Pakistan who was born on October 17, 1980 in Sargodha, Punjab. A right-handed batsman, who opens the batting for his team, Mohammad Hafeez also bowls right-arm off-break besides guarding the boundary skillfully.
Mohammad Hafeez made his Test debut against Bangladesh in Karachi on August 20, 2003 and scored a half-century. It wasn’t long before he hit his maiden Test century, and he reached the three-figure mark in the very next Test. In the tour of England, he scored an effortless 95 runs at the Oval. Mohammad Hafeez also played in the Test match against South Africa at Karachi in October 2007. As of October 2008, he has played 11 Test matches and has scored 677 runs, including two centuries and three half-centuries, at an average of 33.85, with 104 being his highest score. He has also bagged four wickets at an average of 79.75, with an impressive economy rate of 2.55.
Mohammad Hafeez debuted in One Day International (ODI) against Zimbabwe in Sharjah on April 3, 2003 and scalped two wickets and helped the team win the match by 68 runs. He has played 48 ODIs and has scored 874 runs, including four half-centuries, at an average of 18.59, and his highest score at this level is 92. He has also bagged 38 wickets at an average of 33.63.
On August 28, 2006, Mohammad Hafeez debuted in Twenty20 International (T20I) against England in Bristol, where he was the top scorer for Pakistan with 46 runs, including 5 boundaries, and helped it win the match by 5 wickets. So far he has played nine T20Is and scored 182 runs at an average of 20.22 and bagged 7 wickets at an average of 26.00.
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Mohammad Hafeez made his First-class debut in the 1998-99 season and has played 106 matches at this level. He has scored 5,776 runs, including 13 centuries and 26 half-centuries, as well as bagged 106 wickets with an impressive economy rate of 2.81.
Mohammad Hafeez played his first List A match during the 1998-99 season and has made several significant contributions, including a century for his team the during the Top End series held in Australia in 2006. He has played 121 List A matches and has scored 3,827 runs, including 5 centuries and 25 half-centuries, at an average of 33.27, and he has also bagged 113 wickets at an average of 32.39.
Mohammad Hafeez made his Twenty20 (T20) debut against Australia A in Adelaide on January 13, 2005. So far he has played forty-two T20 matches and scored 959 runs, including 5 half-centuries, at an average of 25.23, and his highest score at this level is 79, and bagged 31 wickets at an average of 25.64.
For his impressive all-round performance, Mohammad Hafeez was signed by Kolkata Knight Riders to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2008 season. So far he has played eight IPL matches and has scored 64 runs and has bagged 2 wickets.

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Mohammad Hafeez 89 Runs – Pakistan vs Bangladesh 1st Match Asia Cup 2012

Abdul Razzak

Abdul Razzak Biography

Abdul Razzaq (born December 2, 1979, Lahore, Punjab) is a Pakistani cricketer and member of the national team since 1996. Razzaq is an all-rounder, a talented right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler.

He burst onto the world cricket scene in November 1996 when he made his one-day international debut against the touring Zimbabweans at his home ground in Lahore a month short of his seventeenth birthday.

He had to wait just over three years to make his Test debut for Pakistan, eventually doing so against Australia in Brisbane in November 1999.

Early in his career Razzaq was compared to former Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan – arguably one of the greatest cricketers of all time – although his performances at international level have seen him fail to live up to this billing.

Razzaq was involved in the ACC Asian XI that took on the ICC World XI in the World Cricket Tsunami Appeal charity match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in January 2005. As of May 2005 Razzaq remains an integral part of Pakistan’s Test and one-day squads and is considered especially vital in the ODI team, where his all-round skills make him an important asset to the squad.

He has played at English county level for Middlesex and has the rare distinction of being one of very few cricketers to have batted in all eleven batting positions in one-day international cricket.

Teams
International
Pakistan (current)

ACC Asian XI
Pakistani first-class
Lahore (current)
Khan Research Labs

Pakistan International Airlines
English county
Middlesex

Career bests

Tests

Test Debut: vs Australia, Brisbane, 1999/2000
Latest Test: vs India, Bangalore, 2004/05
Razzaq’s best Test batting score of 134 was made against Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2001/02
His best Test bowling figures of 5 for 35 came against Sri Lanka, Karachi, 2004/05

One-day internationals

ODI Debut: vs Zimbabwe, Lahore, 1996/97
Latest ODI: vs West Indies, Gros Islet, 2004/05
Razzaq’s best ODI batting score of 112 was made against South Africa, Port Elizabeth, 2002/03
His best ODI bowling figures of 6 for 35 came against Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2001/02
First-class
Razzaq’s best first-class batting score is 203 not out
His best first-class bowling figures are 7 for 51

List A Limited Overs
Razzaq’s best List A batting score is 112
His best List A bowling figures are 6 for 35

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Inzamam-ul-Haq

 Inzamam-ul-Haq Biography

Inzamam-ul-Haq (born 3 March 1970) is a Pakistani cricketer. He is considered to be one of Pakistan’s best batsmen.He is currently the captain of the Pakistani team.Test Debut: Pakistan v England at Birmingham, 1st Test, 1992. His career highlights are:

Scoring 60 in 37 balls against New Zealand in the semifinal of the 1992 World Cup to win the match that was nearly lost.
Scoring 329 against New Zealand in Lahore during a Test in the 2001-02 season (the twelfth highest score by a batsman)
Scoring 138* to deny Bangladesh victory at Multan.
Becoming the second batsman to score 10,000 runs in one-day inernationals (behind Sachin Tendulkar)
Scoring 184 in his 100th Test, against India at Bangalore in 2005.

Inzamam ul-Haq is well-known for his poor running between the wickets (as of May 2005, he has been run out a record 38 times in one-day internationals) and his ability to play shots around the ground. He has been described as looking “like a passenger in the field”.

He averages just over 50 runs per innings in tests and nearly 40 runs in one-day internationals with a strike rate of 53.65 and 74.20 respectively (figures current as of May 2004). He is called the best batsmen in the world against pace by Imran Khan. Inzamam is a giant that has a very soft touch for a man of his bulk. He usually bats at number three with his sidekick Yousuf Youhana.

He plays shots all round the wicket, is especially strong off his legs, and unleashes ferocious pulls and lofted drives.

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Hamad Azam

Hamad Azam Biography

Full name Hammad Azam

Born March 16, 1991, Attock, Punjab

Current age 20 years 137 days

Major teams Pakistan, Pakistan A, Pakistan Under-19s, Rawalpindi

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Brother – Haseeb Azam
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Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 5 3 1 38 36 19.00 72 52.77 0 0 1 1 3 0
First-class 14 21 1 597 102* 29.85 1072 55.69 1 3 83 1 16 0
List A 26 23 5 613 93* 34.05 755 81.19 0 5 51 7 12 0
Twenty20 10 9 2 135 37 19.28 102 132.35 0 0 12 5 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 5 4 108 85 1 1/26 1/26 85.00 4.72 108.0 0 0 0
First-class 14 19 776 403 16 4/19 4/34 25.18 3.11 48.5 1 0 0
List A 26 21 606 513 10 2/29 2/29 51.30 5.07 60.6 0 0 0
Twenty20 10 10 156 258 14 4/50 4/50 18.42 9.92 11.1 1 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet, Apr 23, 2011 scorecard
Last ODI Ireland v Pakistan at Belfast, May 30, 2011 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Islamabad v Rawalpindi at Islamabad, Dec 28-31, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Federal Areas v Sind at Lahore, Mar 9-11, 2011 scorecard
List A debut Hyderabad Hawks v Rawalpindi Rams at Mirpur Khas, Mar 11, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Ireland v Pakistan at Belfast, May 30, 2011 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Karachi Zebras v Rawalpindi Rams at Karachi, Mar 2, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Karachi Dolphins v Rawalpindi Rams at Faisalabad, Jul 1, 2011 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/11, 23 R Rams v K Dolphins Faisalabad 1 Jul 2011 Twenty20
0*, 0/17 R Rams v Lahore Lions Faisalabad 30 Jun 2011 Twenty20
2/25 R Rams v Tigers Faisalabad 28 Jun 2011 Twenty20
1/20, 1 R Rams v Wolves Faisalabad 26 Jun 2011 Twenty20
1/17, 0 R Rams v K Dolphins Faisalabad 24 Jun 2011 Twenty20
0/40, 1* Pakistan v Ireland Belfast 30 May 2011 ODI # 3158
5 Pakistanis v Guyana BP XI Georgetown 8 May 2011 Other match
1, 0/9 Pakistan v West Indies Bridgetown 2 May 2011 ODI # 3155
0/10, 36 Pakistan v West Indies Bridgetown 28 Apr 2011 ODI # 3154
1/26 Pakistan v West Indies Gros Islet 25 Apr 2011 ODI # 3153

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Hammad Azam Huge Six To Ravi Bopara – 2nd T20 – Pak Vs Eng 2012

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