Imran Khan's Biography
Politician and former cricketer Imran Khan was born in Lahore, Pakistan on 25 November 1952.
Imran Khan was a stylish right hand batsman and fast bowler for Worcestershire and Sussex as well as Pakistan.
Imran Khan captained Pakistan in 48 of his 88 Tests.
His quality as an all-rounder was exemplified by his performance in 1976 against Lancashire where he scored 111 not out and took 13 wickets for just 99 runs.
When he retired from cricket, Imran Khan had the record for Test and ODI wicket-taking for Pakistan.
Imran Khan finished his international cricket career by scoring 72 and captaining Pakistan to victory in the 1992 World Cup.
Imran Khan retired from cricket in 1992 and turned towards politics in his native Pakistan.
In 1995 he had a high profile marriage to Jemima Goldsmith, however Imran Khan and Jemima divorced in 2004.
Imran Khan also established a hospital in Lahore for the treatment of cancer, which Princess Diana visited in 1996.
Imran Khan, who headed up the Justice Movement (Tehreek-e-Insaf), became a member of Pakistan's parliament in 2002 and was highly critical of Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf.
In June 2007, in an interview with Imran Khan on BBC's Hardtalk, he discussed his criticisms of Pervez Musharraf and also his feelings surrounding the death of Bob Woolmer.
In November 2007, Imran Khan, went into hiding after President Pervez Musharraf declared emergency rule in Pakistan.
Not long afterwards, on November 14, 2007 Imran Khan was arrested after coming out of hiding.
In 2018 Imran Khan was elected Prime Minister of Pakistan.
On 10 April 2022, he was deposed through a no-confidence motion in parliament. A few months later, he was charged under anti-terror laws and on 21 October 2022, Pakistan's election commission disqualified Imran Khan from holding public office.
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