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Famous Pakistani Cricket Player Moin Khan

by on November 21, 2012
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Famous Pakistani Cricket Player Moin Khan

Born on the 23rd of September, 1971 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Mohammad Moin Khan is a former Pakistani cricketer who held the position of a wicket keeper in the team. Besides serving as the captain of the national team Khan has played on the national side from 1990 to 2004. His International debut match was played against the West Indies. He played a total of 69 test matches and 219 ODIs in his career scoring 3000 runs and 200 catches in ODI cricket whereas he also took 100 catches in his test career. He is a right handed batsman known for bringing up the name “Doosra” for Saqlain Mushtaq’s mystery bowl that came from leg to off. It means the other one in Urdu language.

Moin’s main competition in wicket keeping came from Rashid Latif who also holds the same test batting record and average however moin is known to be the better ODI player. Moin Khan wicketed the Pakistani team in the 1992 world cup which it won and the 1999 World cup where Pakistan finished off as a runner up. Moin Khan’s sixer is also remembered for the contribution it made for the team’s win in the ’92 World Cup. Moin Khan after retirement coached the Hyderabad Heroes of the ICL in 2007 and later on the extended team of Lahore Badshahs in 2008. Moin Khan played most of his Test matches against New Zealand with a total of 64 matches along with playing against every major international cricket team of cricket.

Moin Khan was no doubt an exceptionally talented wicket keeper of Pakistan but another highlighting thing about him was his ability to run crazily between the wickets. This was a lucrative performance on his end but the likes of Inzamam failed at matching his speed. It was always fun to have Moin Khan play sweep shots on the crease. No wonder Pakistani cricket team misses him in this capacity.

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