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Popular Pakistani Cricket Player Mohsin Khan

by on November 21, 2012
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Popular Pakistani Cricket Player Mohsin Khan

Born on the 15th of March, 1955 at Karachi, Sindh, Mohsin Hassan Khan was a former Pakistani cricket player who appeared in about 75 ODI’s and 48 test matches during his professional career which expanded from the year 1977 to 1986. He was mainly teamed up to be the opening batsman of the Pakistani team. He got married to a Bollywood actress Reena Roy and also holds a short career in the Indian film industry. The couple got divorced after sometimes after which Mohsin Khan married again and is now residing in Karachi, Pakistan. His batting average in ODI’s and test matches is 26.81 and 37.10 respectively.

He played as the opening batsman for his team against team India in the year 1982-83 in which he managed to score 101 runs and remained not out in the second innings of Pakistan totaling to 135/1. This score is the lowest team score in the history of test cricket that includes a century as well. He was soon counted among those few players who managed to have terms with England and Australia during which he made two centuries in Australia in a row in the year 1983/84. He also became the first Pakistani player to make two centuries in a test match at Lords. He sought retirement from the cricket industry quite soon in order to pursue a career in the film industry. He became the Chief selector of the Pakistani cricket team in 2010. Mohsin Khan became the fourth chief selector in a period of 12 months during 2009/10.

Mohsin Khan as a coach saw a good time with Pakistani cricket team as Pakistan became much more stable. Under the captaincy of Misbah-ul-Haq and coaching of Mohsin Khan, the team gelled in and performed exceptionally well against several teams. Especially in test cricket, Pakistan was able to outclass English cricket team on their pitches in England and Saeed Ajmal bloomed as an exceptionally brilliant bowler as well.

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