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Imran Khan: A Journey from Cricket to Politics

Imran Khan: A Journey from Cricket to Politics

Imran khan full name is Imran Ahmad khan Niazi. He was born 5 Oct 1952 in Pakistan. He is ex cricket player and captain of Pak Cricket team. Before join politics he was a cricketer and played for international cricket for two times in the late 20th century.

Name:Imran Ahmad Khan Niazi
Age:71 Year
Born in:Lahore, Punjab Pakistan
Height:6 ft (1.83 m)
FatherIkramullah Khan Niazi
Mother:Shaukat Khanum
Net Worth:$50 million
Political ideology:PTI (Pakitan Tereek-e-Insaf)
Wife/Supose:Jemima Goldsmith (m. 1995; div. 2004)​ Reham Khan (m. 2015; div. 2015)​ Bushra Bibi (m. 2018)
Children:2 (Sulaiman, Qasim)
Education:Keble College, Oxford
Profession:Politician, Cricketer
Date of Birth:5 October 1952
Awards:Hilal-e-Imtiaz (1992) Pride of Performance (1983) King Hamad Order of the Renaissance (2019) Wetherall Award (1980) Inaugural Silver Jubilee award (2008)

Bio Education and Career

Imran khan join prestigious institutions in Pak and UK, such as the Royal Grammar School in Worcester and Aitchison College in Lahore. He had some well-known cricketers in his family, remarkably his elder cousins Majid Khan and Javed Bukri, and both national team captains. He is playing cricket for Pakistan and UK in his teenage years. Imran continuous his passion while following studies at the University of Oxford, where he graduated in 1976 and protected a stable spot on the national team.

Khan is an amazing bowler and all-around player set by the early 1980s, when he was selected as the Pak team captain. His most notable success came 1992 when he navigated Pakistan to its first World Cup title with a success over England in the championship match. After retiring in the same year, he shifted his focus to charity, notably funding to the creation of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital in Lahore.

Family Age and Hight

Khan Niazi was born in Pashtun family in Lahore on October 5, 1952. He is the only one son and four sisters of Ikramullah Khan and Shaukat Khanum. Khan’s Sister Names are Uzma Khanum, Rani Khanum, Aleema Khanum and Rubina Khanum. His hight is 6 ft 2 inch (188 cm) and age is 71 year old.

Cricket Career

He started his career as a first class cricketer in Lahore in 1968. During his education he played for Blue cricket team. He played his 1st international debut against England in 1971 for Pakistan. Khan played his first one day international debut against England in 1974.

Imran khan become the 2nd fastest all-rounder to achieve 3000 runs and 300 wickets. He is at 6 position by his best batting average in test cricket.

Khan became the Pakistan team captain in 1982. He is 91 wins in test and ODIs and become most successful captain.

Political Career

Imran Khan Establish his political party PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) in 1996. He became a politician in 1990. He made a cancer hospital, in memory of his mother (Shaukat Khanum) who aslo died by cancer. Khan supported Pervez Musharraf from 1999. He change his opinion and the opposite Musharraf in 2007.

In his cricket career some political parties offer him to join politics. The President of Pakistan Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq offered him a political position in PML (Pakistan Muslim League), Ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif invite him to join his party but he declined his offer.

General Election Pakistan 2018 Seats win

In general election 2018 PTI win total 149 seats where the PML (N) win 82 and PPP win 54 seats

Parties Leaders:

PTI: Imran Khan

PML-N: Shehbaz Sharif

PPP: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Total Popular vote of all parties are:

PTI: 16,903,702, 31.82%

MPL (N): 12,934,589, 24.35%

PPP: 6,924,356, 13.03%


In conclusion, Imran Khan, born on October 5, 1952, in Lahore, Pakistan, has had a diverse and illustrious career spanning cricket and politics. As a former cricket player and captain of the Pakistan cricket team. He achieved numerous milestones, including leading Pakistan to victory in the 1992 Cricket World Cup. Beyond cricket, Khan has made significant contributions to society. Notably through the establishment of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital in Lahore, named after his late mother.

Transitioning into politics, Khan founded the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party in 1996. Over the years, he has been actively involved in Pakistani politics, advocating for various social and political reforms. In 2018, his party secured a significant victory in the general elections, winning 149 seats and enabling Khan to become the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Khan’s political journey has been marked by shifts in alliances and ideologies, from initially supporting Pervez Musharraf to later opposing him. Despite offers from other political parties, Khan remained steadfast in his commitment to PTI. With his blend of sporting success, philanthropic endeavors, and political leadership. Imran Khan continues to be a prominent figure in Pakistani society, shaping its political landscape and working towards the betterment of the nation.

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