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17 Zany Secrets About Imran Khan

1. Imran Khan Niazi better known as Imran Khan is a Pakistani politician, former cricketer, philanthropist, cricket commentator and former chancellor of the University of Bradford.

2. Khan played international cricket for two decades in the late twentieth century and, after retiring, entered politics.

3. In April 1996, Khan founded the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf political party and became its chairman.

4. A quiet and shy boy in his youth, Khan grew up with his four sisters in relatively affluent circumstances and received a privileged education.

5. He was educated at Aitchison College in Lahore and the Royal Grammar School Worcester in England, where he excelled at cricket.

6. In 1972 he enrolled in Keble College, Oxford where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics, graduating with honours in 1975.

7. On 16 May 1995, Khan married Jemima Goldsmith, in a two-minute ceremony conducted in Urdu in Paris.

8. A month later, on 21 June, they were married again in a civil ceremony at the Richmond registry office in England. Jemima converted to Islam.

9. Jemima denied the rumours by publishing an advertisement in Pakistani newspapers.

10. In January 2015 Khan married British-Pakistani journalist Reham Khan in a private Nikah ceremony at his residence in Islamabad.

11. Khan made a lackluster first-class cricket debut at the age of sixteen in Lahore.

12. By the start of the 1970s, he was playing for his home teams of Lahore A . At Worcestershire, where he played county cricket from 1971 to 1976, he was regarded as only an average medium-pace bowler.

13. During this decade, other teams represented by Khan included Dawood Industries .

14. Khan made his test cricket debut against England in 1971 in the city of Birmingham.

15. Three years later, he debuted in the One Day International match, once again playing against England at Nottingham for the Prudential Trophy.

16. As a fast bowler, Khan reached the peak of his powers in 1982.

17. In 9 Tests, he got 62 wickets at 13.29 each, the lowest average of any bowler in Test history with at least 50 wickets in a calendar year. In January 1983, playing against India, he attained a Test bowling rating of 922 points.

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