Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) paid tribute to Imran Khan on his 71st birthday, revisiting his all-round heroics that helped Pakistan win the 1992 Cricket World Cup.
Imran Khan, who was born on October 5, 1952, is considered one of the greatest all-rounders to have ever played the game. He captained Pakistan to its first and only World Cup title in 1992, and was also a prolific wicket-taker with his fast bowling.
On his birthday, the PCB shared a video montage of some of Khan’s most memorable moments on the cricket field, including his match-winning 72 runs in the 1992 World Cup final against England.
Imran Khan’s all-round heroics in the 1992 World Cup are still remembered by cricket fans around the world. He finished the tournament as the leading run-scorer (391 runs) and wicket-taker (18 wickets).
In addition to his World Cup heroics, Khan also led Pakistan to a Test series victory over India in 1991-92, and a Test series draw in England in 1987. He also holds the record for the most wickets taken by a Pakistani bowler in Test cricket (362).
Imran Khan retired from cricket in 1992, but remains a popular figure in Pakistan. He entered politics in 1996, and was elected Prime Minister of Pakistan in 2018.
On his 71st birthday, the PCB wished Khan a happy birthday and thanked him for his contributions to Pakistan cricket.
“Imran Khan is one of the greatest all-rounders to have ever played the game of cricket,” the PCB said in a statement. “He is also a role model for millions of cricket fans around the world.”
“The PCB wishes Imran Khan a very happy birthday on this special day. We thank him for his contributions to Pakistan cricket, and we wish him all the best in the future.”