Khurram Khan

Country: U.A.E.
Born: June 21, 1971, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Top order Batter

Khurram Khan Bio

Khurram Khan, the legendary cricketer from the United Arab Emirates, has etched his name in the annals of cricket history with his remarkable achievements on the field. Born in Pakistan, Khurram’s journey to becoming a cricketing icon was not a conventional one. Unlike many other players who start at a young age, Khurram only picked up a hard ball when he went to university. However, his natural talent and passion for the game quickly propelled him into the world of cricket.

After moving to the UAE in 1999 to work for Emirates Airlines as a flight purser, Khurram wasted no time in making his mark in the local cricket scene. He caught the eye of selectors and earned a spot in the UAE national team, making his debut in the 2001 ICC Trophy in Canada. His elegant batting style and leadership skills soon saw him rise through the ranks, and he was appointed as the captain of the UAE side in 2002.

Khurram’s leadership was instrumental in guiding the UAE team to success, including securing their second World Cup berth at the Qualifiers in New Zealand in 2014. As the team’s top scorer in the tournament, Khurram led by example and showcased his ability to perform under pressure. Despite relinquishing the captaincy for the World Cup, Khurram remained a pivotal figure in the team as the vice-captain and senior batsman.

In November 2014, Khurram made headlines around the world when he became the oldest player to score an ODI hundred at the age of 43 years and 162 days. His unbeaten knock of 132 against Afghanistan not only secured a six-wicket victory for his team but also pushed him ahead of cricketing greats like Sanath Jayasuriya on the senior centurions list. With his ODI batting average soaring above 50, Khurram proved that age is just a number and class is permanent.

Off the field, Khurram is known for his charisma and humble personality. A true ambassador of the sport, he has inspired countless young cricketers in the UAE and beyond. His contribution to cricket goes beyond his on-field exploits, as he continues to mentor and nurture the next generation of talent.

As a cricketer, Khurram Khan’s legacy is secure. His name will forever be etched in the hearts of cricket fans around the world, not just for his records and achievements, but for the grace and humility with which he conducted himself both on and off the field. Khurram Khan is more than just a cricketer – he is a symbol of dedication, perseverance, and sportsmanship.

Khurram Khan Career Stats

Khurram Khan Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 3 3 0 73 31 24.33 73 100 0 0 8 0 2 0
ODIs 16 16 2 582 132* 41.57 725 80.27 1 3 59 2 6 0
FC 24 43 3 1730 121* 43.25 3054 56.64 4 10 - - 22 0
List A 82 79 14 2870 138 44.15 3368 85.21 5 23 - - 27 0
T20s 21 21 6 488 67* 32.53 395 123.54 0 3 50 6 6 0

Khurram Khan Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 3 1 6 8 1 1/8 1/8 8 8 6 0 0 0
ODIs 16 11 498 432 12 4/32 4/32 36 5.2 41.5 1 0 0
FC 24 - 2722 1118 34 6/98 - 32.88 2.46 80 1 1 0
List A 82 - 2675 2045 80 4/25 4/25 25.56 4.58 33.4 3 0 0
T20s 21 16 282 298 11 3/30 3/30 27.09 6.34 25.6 0 0 0

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