What Imran Khan Did for Pakistan?
Imran Khan is a Pakistani politician and former cricketer who led Pakistan to victory in the 1992 Cricket World Cup. He is currently the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, and has served as a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from 2002 to 2007. As a cricketer, Khan played for two decades in Test cricket and was one of Pakistan’s most successful bowlers, helping his country win the 1992 Cricket World Cup.
He was also captain of the Pakistani team that won the 1999 Cricket World Cup. After retiring from cricket, he entered politics and founded PTI in 1996. Khan’s political career has been marked by controversy; he has been accused of using his celebrity status to avoid accountability and skirt financial disclosure laws.
He was also strongly critical of Pakistan’s involvement in the War on Terror, arguing that it had cost Pakistan dearly both financially and in terms of human casualties. In recent years, however, Khan has moderated his stance on terrorism and expressed a willingness to work with all sides to bring peace to Pakistan. Khan was born in Lahore in 1952 into an ethnic Pashtun family.
His father was a civil engineer who worked for the Pakistani government, while his mother was a housewife. Khan was educated at Aitchison College and then at Keble College, Oxford where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). He played cricket for Oxford University before making his debut forPakistanin 1971.
Khan quickly established himself as one of Pakistan’s leading bowlers; he took nine wickets in his first Test match against England at Lord’s Stadiumin Londonand went on to take 106 wickets in 34 Test matches during his career. He also proved himself as a batsman, scoring 3131 runs in 88 Test matches at an average of 37.69 runs per innings; including six centuries and nine half-centuries . Khan retired from international cricket after captainingPakistanto victory atthe1992CricketWorldCupinAustralia .