Imran Khan (Cricketer) Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More
Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
Age: 70 Years
|Full Name||Imran Ahmad Khan Niazi|
|Nickname(s)||IK, The Lion of Lahore, The King of Swing|
|Profession(s)||Politician and Former Pakistani Cricketer|
|Famous For||Pakistan's first and only Cricket Captain to win the Cricket World Cup (1992)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet inches- 6’
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
|Eye Colour||Hazel Brown|
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper|
|Party||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)
|Political Journey||1996: Founded Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
1997: Ran for the seat of National Assembly of Pakistan in Pakistani General. Election from two constituencies - NA-53, Mianwali and NA-94, Lahore and lost both.
1999: Supported General Pervez Musharraf's military coup
2002: Elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan from Mianwali in Pakistani General Election.
2007: On October 2. joined 85 other MPs to resign from Parliament in protest of the presidential election scheduled for 6 October.
2013: On 30 April, Manzoor Wattoo president of Pakistan Peoples Party (Punjab) offered Imran Khan the office of Prime Minister in the possible coalition government. His party PTI emerged as the second largest party in the 2013 Pakistan General Election and Imran Khan became the parliamentary leader of his party.
2014: On 11 May, he alleged that the 2013 General Elections were rigged in favour of the ruling Pakistan Muslim Leaque.
2018: Contested the 2018 General Elections from NA-95 Mianwali and NA-53 Islamabad and won both. He became the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan on 18 August.
2022: On 10 April, he was removed as Pakistan's Prime Minister after he lost the no-trust vote against him in Pakistan's National Assembly.
|Biggest Rival||Nawaz Sharif|
|International Debut||ODI- 31 August 1974 against England at Trent Bridge, England
Test- 3 June 1971 against England at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, England
|International Retirement||ODI- On 25 March 1992 against Englans at Melbourne Cricket Ground
Test- On 2 January 1992 against Sri Lanka at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad, Pakistan
|Batting Style||Right Handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm fast|
|Domestic/State Team(s)||Lahore, Sussex, and New South Wales|
|Nature on Field||Aggressive|
|Favourite Shot||Hitting 6 over bowler's head|
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||1983: Wisden Cricketer
1992: The Hilal e Imtiaz (Pakistan's second highest civilian award)
1993: Pride of Performance
2004: Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2004 Asian Jewel Awards in London
2008: Jinnah Award
2009: Humanitarian Award and ICC Hall of fame
|Date of Birth||5 October 1952|
|Age (as of 2022)||70 Years|
|Birthplace||Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Hometown||Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan|
|School(s)||Royal Grammar School, Worcester, England
Aitchison College, Lahore
|College/University||Keble College, Oxford, England|
|Educational Qualifications||Studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and graduated with honours from Keble College, Oxford in 1975|
|Address||Khan House, Bani Gala, Mohra Noor, Islamabad|
|Hobbies||Listening to Music, Watching Films, Travelling|
|Controversies||• In 1994, he admitted to seam-lifting Test matches, and scratching the ball with a bottle top once in a county match in 1981.
• In 1996, he was sued by two former England cricketers Botham and Alan Lamb after he allegedly called them “racist.”
• In August 2017, Ayesha Gulalai (a Pakistani politician) framed allegations of harassment against Khan; claiming that she had been receiving offensive messages from him since October 2013. However, Imran Khan refuted the allegations by saying that it was a conspiracy by the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) to malign him.
• On 21 October 2022, Pakistan's election commission barred him to hold any public office for five years after he was found guilty of unlawfully selling gifts from foreign dignitaries and heads of state worth more than 140 million Pakistani rupees ($635,000). Hindustan Times
• In December 2022, a Pakistan journalist named Syed Ali Haider shared an audio clip on YouTube in which a man, purportedly Imran Khan, can be heard talking to a woman in lewd language. In the audio clip, termed as 'phone sex' by the media, Imran is purportedly asking a woman to come close to him; however, the woman refuses following which Imran purportedly insists that she does as told. In the clip, the woman can be heard saying, "Imran what have you done to me? I can't come." Then, Imran says that he "will have to change his programme for the next day." In the clip, the woman also says that her "private parts are in pain." She later says that she would try and meet him the next day only if her health permits to which Imran responds, saying, "I will see if it's possible as my family and children are coming. I will try to get their visit delayed. I will let you know tomorrow." The Tribune Reportedly, the woman in the audio clip is Ayla Malik, who is a Pakistani politician and journalist; she is a member of Imran Khan's party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
|Girls, Affairs & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||• Zeenat Aman, Bollywood Actress (mid 1970s)
• Benazir Bhutto (Politician)
• Karen Wishart (He met her at Oxford)
• Emma Sergeant (English Artist)
• Kate Fitzpatrick (Australian Actress)
• Stephanie Beacham (British Actress)
• Susannah Constantine (English TV Personality)
• Denice D. Lewis (American Model)
• Sita White (daughter of Sir (Vincent) Gordon Lindsay White, Baron White of Hull)
• Jemima Goldsmith (British Producer)
• Ayla Malik (Pakistani politician and journalist)
|Marriage Date||With First Wife- 16 May 1995
With Second Wife- January 2015
With Third Wife- 18 February 2018
|Wife/Spouse||First Wife- Jemima Goldsmith, British Producer (m. 1995; div. 2004)
Second Wife- Reham Khan, Journalist (m. 2015; div. 2015)
Third Wife- Bushra Manika (Imran Khan's Spritual Advisor)
|Children||Son(s)- Sulaiman Isa Khan and Kasim Khan (from Jemima Goldsmith)
Daughter- Tyrian White (from Sita White)
|Parents||Father- Ikramullah Khan Niazi (a civil engineer)
Mother- Shaukat Khanum
Sister(s)- Uzma Khanum,
|Food||Roasted Desi Murgi|
|Singer(s)||Mohammad Rafi, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan|
|Cricketer(s)||Dennis Lillee, Viv Richards, Michael Holding, Sunil Gavaskar, Abdul Qadir|
|Cars Collection||Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, Rolls Royce
|Net Worth (approx.)||Rs. 140 Crore ($13 million) (as of 2016)|
Some lesser known facts about Imran Khan
- Does Imran Khan smoke?: Yes
- Does Imran Khan alcohol?: Yes
- Imran grew up with his four sisters in Mianwali in north-western Punjab in Pakistan.
- Raised in affluent circumstances, Imran received a privileged education from Aitchison College in Lahore and the Royal Grammar School Worcester in England.
- During his school days, Imran broke his left arm while climbing a tree.
- After playing his first Test against England in 1971, he had to wait for the next three years to play his second Test Match.
- Imran Khan is considered Pakistan’s first genuine fast bowler.
- In 1978, at the famous speed test in Perth, Imran Khan came third after Jeff Thomson and Michael Holding.
- In the 1981-82 series against Australia, Imran broke former Pakistan bowler Fazal Mahmood’s record of 139 wickets for Pakistan.
- Imran Khan was one of the greatest all-rounders of his era and was often compared with Ian Botham, Kapil Dev, and Richard Hadlee.
- Before he led Pakistan to win the 1992 Cricket World Cup, he had announced his retirement from international cricket after the 1987 World Cup. However, it was the military dictator of Pakistan Gen Zia-ul-Haq who had asked him to return to lead the team and the rest is history.
- Though Pakistani team struggled throughout the 1992 Cricket World Cup, he single-handedly led the team to win the tournament.
- He was behind the foundation of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Lahore and Namal College, Mianwali. He dedicated this hospital to his mother, Shaukat Khanum, who had died of cancer.
- Imran Khan is famous to gives young talents the chance to play for their country. It was Imran who spotted Waqar Younis playing a domestic match on television and introduced him to Pakistan’s National Team.
- After his divorce from Reham Khan (Imran’s second wife), she accused Imran of being bisexual, taking drugs & alcohol, and adultery. She also mentioned in her autobiography that Imran had an affair with Saqlain Mushtaq (former Pakistani Cricketer).
- In 2004, he was robbed at gunpoint while driving through the outskirts of Islamabad.
- In 2012, he was declared as Asia’s Person of the year with 88% votes.
- He was among the few bowlers to dismiss Sunil Gavaskar off the first ball of a Test match.
- He published 6 books : Imran: The autobiography of Imran Khan, Imran Khan’s cricket skills, Indus Journey: A Personal View of Pakistan, All Round View, Warrior Race: A Journey Through the Land of the Tribal Pathans, and Pakistan: A Personal History.
- On 3 November 2022, he was wounded in the leg after he survived a gun attack during his ‘real freedom’ rally in Wazirabad. The incident was reported as an assassination bid in the media. Later, the police claimed that they arrested a man who tried to kill Imran Khan and released a video confession of the man in which he said that he wanted to kill Imran Khan as he was misguiding the people. He said,
He was misguiding the people. I wanted to kill him. I tried to kill him.” BBC