It was at the Royal Grammar School Worcester in England where he learned cricket.Khan started his cricket career in 1970 playing for home teams and slowly making his way up becoming Pakistan cricket team captain(1982). [28] He also presided over a shrinking current account deficit[29][30] and limited military spending to curtail the fiscal deficit. [2][3] They remained in the relationship for about six years having met in 1987–88. [263] In a Gallup survey released in 2021, 7 out of 10 (or roughly 70%) of Pakistanis had a favourable view of the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. He preaches democracy one day but gives a vote to reactionary mullahs the next. [1] She also made various artistic portraits of Khan during their relationship. He recorded the best Test bowling of his career while taking 8 wickets for 58 runs against Sri Lanka at Lahore in 1981–1982. [343], In January 2015, it was announced that Khan married British-Pakistani journalist Reham Khan in a private Nikah ceremony at his residence in Islamabad. [137] He was elected from Mianwali. Further, Khan argued that umpires in his 21 years of cricket had not complained about his conduct, Khan remarked that "The sole judge of fair and unfair play on the cricket field is the umpire". According to an International Republican Institute's survey, Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf tops the list of popular parties in Pakistan both at the national and provincial level. [98] The university vice-chancellor Brian Cantor said Khan had been "a wonderful role model for our students". He was named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year the following spring. Imran has played domestically for Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Water and Power Development Authority, the National Bank of Pakistan, Zarai Taraqiati Bank, and the Peshawar Panthers. Imran Khan, the former skipper of Pakistan cricket team and the incumbent Prime Minister of Pakistan, who led green shirts to the marvelous 1992 World Cricket Cup triumph, once again emerged as the highest rated captain on Wednesday, beating some of the recent playing sensations, including Virat Kohli, Meg Lanning, and AB de Villiers in the ICC’s twitter polls. [197][198][199], A number of opposition parties have alleged "massive rigging" in Khan's favor amid allegations of military interference in the general elections. [204], During his victory speech, he laid out the policy outlines for his future government. [159] Khan ended his south Punjab campaign by addressing rallies in various Seraiki belt cities. Martin Williamson, Imran was at the heart of shaping modern-day Pakistan cricket, and all we love about the team and their play can be traced back to him, At his peak, Imran the bowler was easily among the best in the world, while his skilful batting and inspirational captaincy made him the complete package, Imran Khan with members of the Afghanistan cricket team and ACB officials, Newly appointed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses lawmakers, Supporters of Imran Khan celebrate his election as Pakistan Prime Minister, Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1983Played for New South Wales 1984-85. Imran Khan Niazi was born in Lahore, Pakistan on 25 November 1952. Legendary Pakistan captain Imran Khan has edged past modern-day great Virat Kohli of India in a Twitter poll for best player who improved their … [75], Khan achieved the all-rounder's triple (securing 3000 runs and 300 wickets) in 75 Tests, the second-fastest record behind Ian Botham's 72. [238], In domestic economic policy, Khan inherited a twin balance of payments and debt crisis with a large current account deficit and fiscal deficit in 2018, Khan's government sought a bailout from the IMF. He took a mediocre side and transformed them into world-beaters, leading them to the World Cup title in 1992. [191][192][193] On 27 July, election officials declared that Khan's party had won 110 of the 269 seats,[27] giving PTI a plurality in the National Assembly. [183] Khan was reported to be attacked with guns which forced him to travel in a bullet-proof vehicle. Khan became the first person in the history of Pakistan general elections who contested and won in all five constituencies, surpassing Zulfikar Ali Bhutto who contested in four but won in three constituencies in 1970. An experimental treatment funded by the Pakistani government helped him recover by the end of 1984 and he made a successful comeback to international cricket in the latter part of the 1984–1985 season. [181] On 14 August 2014, Imran Khan led a rally of supporters from Lahore to Islamabad, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation and investigation into alleged electoral fraud. [58][59] which had produced several successful cricketers in Pakistan's history,[54] including his cousins Javed Burki and Majid Khan. [257] Khan's government took a significantly different position on policy of minorities than the main opposition party, the PML-N, who had opposed the building of the corridor for Indian pilgrims. [67], After retiring, Khan remarked that there was ball tampering during his early cricketing days, when playing domestic cricket. [244] Pakistan's tax collection also hit record highs in 2019. [90] "[82] In 1996, Khan successfully defended himself in a libel action brought forth by former English captain and all-rounder Ian Botham and batsman Allan Lamb over comments they alleged were made by Khan in two articles about the above-mentioned ball-tampering and another article published in an Indian magazine, India Today. [296] Further, he also has a share in 363 kanals of agricultural land which he inherited. Before entering politics, Khan was an international cricketer and captain of the Pakistan national cricket team, which he led to victory in the 1992 Cricket World Cup. Cousin - Majid Khan, In a nutshell Imran Khan is indisputably the greatest cricketer to emerge from Pakistan, and arguably the world's second-best allrounder after Garry Sobers. [53] He is the only son of Ikramullah Khan Niazi, a civil engineer, and his wife Shaukat Khanum, and has four sisters. Announcing the nomination, Khan said that he chose Buzdar because he belongs to the most backward area of Punjab. However, Khan defended his actions in the same interview, arguing his conduct was commonplace at the time, even that spin bowlers would lift the seam (i.e. [178], On 13 November 2013, Khan, being party leader, ordered Pervez Khattak to dismiss ministers of Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) who were allegedly involved in corruption. [144] At the rally, Khan was captured by student activists from the Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba and roughly treated. In 1987, then-President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq offered him a political position in Pakistan Muslim League (PML) which he declined. [189] He also met Syed Mustafa Kamal, when he was in the opposition. [138] In the 2002 referendum, Khan supported military dictator General Musharraf, while all mainstream democratic parties declared that referendum as unconstitutional. Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi HI PP is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Pakistan and the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). According to FBR, Khan paid ₨76,200 (US$480) of tax in 2015 and ₨1.59 lakh (US$990) in 2016. [265] The current account was in surplus for 3 out of 4 months after June 2020 although this was due to higher remittances (which tend to be volatile) offsetting decrease in exports. [174] Khan's party swooped the militancy-hit northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), and formed the provincial government. [96][97] Khan, however, announced that he will step down on 30 November 2014, citing his "increasing political commitments". In 1988, he was asked to return to the captaincy by the President of Pakistan, General Zia-Ul-Haq, and on 18 January, he announced his decision to rejoin the team. In the subsequent election PTI became the second-largest party by popular vote. [248], In national security policy, Khan's government presided over an improved overall security climate[249] with foreign investors expressing greater confidence in the security of their investments in Pakistan. When Sussex were playing Hampshire in 1981 the ball was not deviating at all. He is the only son of Ikramullah Khan Niazi, a civil engineer, and his wife Shaukat Khanum, and has four sisters. "[303], During the 1970s and 1980s, Khan was a popular sex symbol. ", "Imran Khan wants a Pakistan as Jinnah envisioned, but what Pakistan is that? [260], During the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, Khan's government rolled out the largest welfare programme in Pakistan's history, with a fund of almost $1 billion aimed at the country's poorest segment of the population. It was reported that 25 November was wrongly mentioned by Pakistan Cricket Board officials on his passport. 1 the day you were born? [35] He also initiated reforestation[36] and expansion of national parks. [190] According to early, official results, Khan led the poll, although his opposition, mainly PML-N, alleged large-scale vote rigging and administrative malpractices. [39] As the government raised more revenue from domestic taxes with no increase in tax revenue from import taxes (given import compression had lowered the quantity being imported so the government collected less tax revenue from imports). [1] Many are unknown and were called 'mysterious blondes' by British newspaper The Times. [73], As a fast bowler, Khan reached his peak in 1982. Legendary Imran Khan. His father, Ikramullah Khan Niazi was a civil engineer. His bowling averages in Tests and ODIs are 22.81 and 26.61 respectively. [315], During his cricketing days, Khan featured in many advertisements and television commercials as a celebrity brand endorser. [254] Subsequently, Khan summoned a joint-session of both upper and lower house of parliament in which the bills passed given the government held a majority and without the support of the opposition. [354] On 7 January 2018, however, the PTI central secretariat issued a statement that said Khan had proposed to Manika, but she had not yet accepted his proposal. His fatherly family are of Pashtun background and have a place with the Niazi community. They were for quite some time settled in Mianwali in north-western Punjab. Asad Umar was designated finance minister in future government of Khan in the center. He urged the Government of Pakistan to play a positive role to resolve the matter between both countries. They claimed that, in the latter publication, Khan had called the two cricketers "racist, ill-educated and lacking in class." [250], In June 2018 (before Khan's election as Prime Minister), the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) placed Pakistan on a grey list and demanded a series of actions be taken by Pakistan to remedy terror financing laws. [124] Khan views the Kashmir issue as a humanitarian issue, as opposed to a territorial dispute between two countries (India and Pakistan). [255], In social policy, Khan's government has taken steps to restore religious sites belonging to religious minorities [256] this included the Kartarpur Corridor. He was to become one of the legendary right-arm all-rounders in recent cricket history, let alone for Sussex for whom he first played in … He is against US drone strikes and plans to disengage Pakistan from the US-led war on terror. [333] He wrote that Bhutto at the age of 21 first became close to Khan in 1975. On 11 October 2019, Khan told the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that "Pakistan fully understands Turkey's concerns relating to terrorism". [298] It is the permanent residence of Imran Khan. The Trump administration is moving towards that direction. The couple have two sons, Sulaiman Isa and Kasim.