Khan, Imran

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Imran Khan (Mohammad Imran Khan Niazi; born November 25 1952), was a Muslim Pakistani cricketer (1971–1992) and captain of the Pakistani cricket team. He is currently a member of the National Assembly, the lower house of the Pakistani parliament.

Imran is a Pashtun of the Niazi clan. Imran attended Aitchison College in Lahore for Elementary and Middle School, completed High School at the Royal Grammar School Worcester and finally finished his undergraduate degree in economics from Keble College, Oxford where he was also the captain of the Oxford University cricket team in 1974. He comes from a cricketing family, with two of his cousins Javed Burki and Majid Khan also having played Test cricket for Pakistan.

Imran is seen as one of the finest all-rounders ever, along with Garfield Sobers, Ian Botham and Richard Hadlee. 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 team. More significantly, as a captain, he transformed the Pakistan team and moulded it into a unit, otherwise famous for having loads of talent but no method to it.

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