Mohsin Khan (Pakistani cricketer)

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Mohsin Khan
Personal information
Full nameMohsin Hasan Khan
Born (1955-03-15) 15 March 1955 (age 64)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
BowlingRight-arm medium pace
International information
National side
Test debut (cap  79)18 January 1980 v  England
Last Test20 November 1989 v  West Indies
ODI debut (cap  17)16 March 1977 v  West Indies
Last ODI2 December 1986 v  Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
1970 Pakistan Railways B
1971 Pakistan Railways A
1972-73 Karachi Blues
1973-74 Karachi Whites
1974-78 Sind
1975-86 Habib Bank Limited
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODI FC LA
Runs scored27091877112743077
Batting average 37.1026.8138.8729.58
Top score200128* 246119
Balls bowled86121128116
Wickets 1144
Bowling average 5.0039.1426.50
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in matchn/an/a
Best bowling1/22/131/0
Catches/stumpings 34/–13/–141/–32/–
Source: Cricket Archive, 21 August 2012

Mohsin Hasan Khan (Urdu: محسن حسن خان; born 15 March 1955) is a Pakistani cricket coach and former cricketer who played in 48 Tests and 75 ODIs from 1977 to 1986 mainly as an opening batsman, but a useful all-rounder as well.

Urdu national language and lingua franca of Pakistan; standardized register of Hindustani

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Pakistan federal parliamentary constitutional republic in South Asia

Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world’s sixth-most populous country with a population exceeding 212,742,631 people. In area, it is the 33rd-largest country, spanning 881,913 square kilometres. Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China in the far northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.

Cricket Team sport played with bats and balls

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 20-metre (22-yard) pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at the wicket with the bat, while the bowling and fielding side tries to prevent this and dismiss each player. Means of dismissal include being bowled, when the ball hits the stumps and dislodges the bails, and by the fielding side catching the ball after it is hit by the bat, but before it hits the ground. When ten players have been dismissed, the innings ends and the teams swap roles. The game is adjudicated by two umpires, aided by a third umpire and match referee in international matches. They communicate with two off-field scorers who record the match's statistical information.


Early life

Born in Karachi to a father who was an officer in the Pakistan Navy and a United States-educated mother who was a teacher and vice-principal, he excelled at sports early on, in tennis, swimming and cricket, and even went on to become junior badminton champion of Pakistan. [1]

Pakistan Navy naval warfare branch of Pakistan Armed Forces

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International career

Playing as the opener for Pakistan against India at Lahore in 1982–83, he scored 101 not out of Pakistan's second-innings total of 135/1. This is the lowest team score in Test cricket to have included a century. [2]

Gaddafi Stadium cricket ground in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, designed by Nasreddin Murat-Khan, constructed by Mian Abdul Khaliq and Company in 1959, named after Muammar Gaddafi

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In cricket, a batter is not out if he or she comes out to bat in an innings and has not been dismissed by the end of the innings. The batter is also not out while his innings is still in progress.

Mohsin was one of a minority of South Asian players to come to terms with conditions in Australia and England, scoring two consecutive centuries in Australia in 1983/84 [3] and becoming the first Pakistani batsman to score a Test double century at Lord's, which he did earlier in 1982. [4]

Lords cricket venue in St Johns Wood, London

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Beyond cricket

Mohsin later married Bollywood movie star Reena Roy and had a short career as an actor in the Indian film industry starting with J P Dutta's 1989 film Batwara. His biggest success in Bollywood was Mahesh Bhatt's crime thriller Saathi (1991), co-starring Aditya Pancholi and Varsha Usgaonkar. He has since divorced Roy and remarried and lives in Karachi, Pakistan. He also acted in several films in Pakistan in the 90s. He has a daughter with Reena Roy, who now lives with her mother in India. He had named his daughter Jannat, but she is now called Sanam.

Bollywood Hindi language film industry

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Reena Roy Indian actress

Reena Roy is a Hindi Bollywood actress who has performed leading roles in many films from 1972 to 1985 and was a leading actress of that era. She was one of the highest-paid actress of her time. She was awarded Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998 along with Sharmila Tagore for her contribution to Hindi cinema. Her roles contributed to a then new onscreen persona in which she was known for her female-oriented roles. She is the recipient of a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress, which was given to her for her performance in film Apnapan (1977), and had received nominations for Filmfare Best Actress Award for Nagin (1976) and Aasha (1980).

<i>Batwara</i> 1989 film by J. P. Dutta

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Cricket administration

On 2 March 2010, Mohsin Khan was named Iqbal Qasim's successor as chief selector of the Pakistan national cricket team. He accepted the role turned down by former Captain Saeed Anwar. Mohsin was Pakistan's fourth chief of selectors in the 12 months of 2009–10. [5] He was appointed as interim coach of the Pakistan team on 3 October 2011 while the PCB formed a committee to search for a certified coach. [6] Mohsin Khan was removed as interim coach once Dav Whatmore was selected as Pakistan's permanent coach in early 2012. Since being removed as interim coach, Mohsin Khan has applied for the coaching position on several occasions without any success. He is currently based in Karachi and can be seen on various private TV channels, continuously looking for a role with the PCB.

Mohammad Iqbal Qasim is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 50 Tests and 15 ODIs from 1976 to 1988.

Saeed Anwar is a Pakistani religious preacher and former cricketer and a former captain for Tests and ODIs. An opening batsman and occasional slow left arm orthodox bowler, Anwar played international cricket between 1989 and 2003. Considered as one of greatest opening batsmen Pakistan has ever produced, Anwar has scored twenty centuries in ODIs, more than any other Pakistani batsmen in this format. He played 55 Test matches, scoring 4052 runs with eleven centuries, average 45.52. In 247 One Day Internationals (ODIs) he made 8824 runs at an average of 39.21.

Dav Whatmore Australian cricketer and coach

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International awards

One-Day International Cricket

Man of the Match awards

S NoOpponentVenueDateMatch PerformanceResult
1 Sri Lanka National Stadium, Karachi 12 March 198285 (91 balls, 9x4)Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan won by 8 wickets. [7]
2 Australia Niaz Stadium, Hyderabad 20 September 1982104 (101 balls, 15x4) ; 1-0-2-1Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan won by 59 runs. [8]
3 Sri Lanka St Helen's, Swansea 9 June 198382 (121 balls, 5x4, 1x6) ; DNBFlag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan won by 50 runs. [9]
4 Sri Lanka Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy 2 March 1986DNB ; 59 (56 balls, 7x4, 1x6)Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan won by 8 wickets. [10]
5 Sri Lanka P Sara Oval, Colombo 30 March 198639 (46 balls, 5x4) ; DNBFlag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan won by 81 runs. [11]

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  2. Lowest Innings Totals to Include a Century, CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 September 2006.
  3. Cricinfo – Players and Officials – Mohsin Khan
  4. Cricinfo – Statsguru – Mohsin Khan – Test Batting – Career summary
  5. Mohsin Khan becomes Pakistan team's chief selector
  6. Mohsin Khan appointed interim coach
  7. "1981-1982 Pakistan v Sri Lanka - 1st Match - Karachi".
  8. "1982-1983 Pakistan v Australia - 1st Match - Hyderabad (Sind)".
  9. "1983 Prudential World Cup - 2nd Match - Pakistan v Sri Lanka - Swansea".
  10. "1985-1986 Sri Lanka v Pakistan - 1st Match - Kandy".
  11. "1985-1986 John Player Gold Leaf Trophy - 1st Match - Sri Lanka v Pakistan - Colombo".