Mohsin Khan

Country: Pakistan
Born: March 15, 1955, Karachi, Sind
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Opening Batter

Mohsin Khan Bio

Mohsin Hasan Khan, born on March 15, 1955, in Karachi, Pakistan, is considered one of the most talented cricket players from his country. Not only was he admired for his handsome appearance, but also for his impeccable batting skills. As an opening batsman, he relentlessly challenged himself to master the extra bounce of Australian pitches, setting himself apart from his compatriots.

In 1983-84, during a Test series against Australia, Mohsin Khan showcased his exceptional talent on two occasions. In the first Test at Adelaide, he scored a brilliant 149 runs, leaving cricket enthusiasts in awe of his batting technique. Not stopping there, he followed it up with an extraordinary innings of 153 runs in the second Test at Melbourne. This remarkable performance in Australian conditions earned him great acclaim and solidified his reputation as one of Pakistan’s finest batsmen.

However, his success in Australia was not isolated to those matches alone. Prior to his series against Australia, Mohsin Khan had already etched his name in cricket history as the first Pakistani player to score a double century at Lord’s. This incredible feat highlighted his ability to excel on the challenging pitches of England. With his technical proficiency and sound judgment, Mohsin had all the qualities to become a cricket icon, not just within Pakistan but on the international stage.

However, in a surprising turn of events, Mohsin Khan decided to marry an Indian actress and move to Bombay. His decision to explore film acting may have been influenced by his natural charisma and good looks, but it marked a significant loss for the cricketing world. Had he continued his cricketing career, Mohsin had the potential to become a superstar of the crease and etch his name permanently in the annals of cricket history.

Despite stepping away from the game as a player, Mohsin Khan’s passion for cricket remained undying. He was appointed as Pakistan’s chief selector in March 2010, where his cricketing acumen and extensive knowledge of the game proved invaluable. Additionally, he was involved in the Pakistan Cricket Board’s fast-track coaching program at the renowned National Cricket Academy in Lahore, imparting his expertise to aspiring cricketers while focusing on honing their batting skills.

In 2011, when the Pakistan cricket team found itself in need of a coach following their tour of Zimbabwe, Mohsin Khan took on the role of interim national coach. This dual responsibility of being a selector and coach allowed him to contribute significantly to the development of Pakistani cricket. His coaching prowess, combined with his experience as a player, helped him connect with the players on a deeper level and guide them effectively.

Mohsin Khan’s contribution to cricket, both as a player and as a coach, solidifies his position as an influential figure in Pakistani cricket history. His talent, perseverance, and commitment to the game earned him the respect and admiration of cricket enthusiasts worldwide. Although his foray into the world of acting may have diverted him from his cricketing destiny, his legacy as a skilled batsman and a dedicated coach remains intact. Mohsin Khan will always be remembered as a true ambassador of Pakistan cricket and an inspiration to future generations of cricketers.

Mohsin Khan Career Stats

Mohsin Khan Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 48 79 6 2709 200 37.1 - - 7 9 - 6 34 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 75 75 5 1877 117* 26.81 3373 55.64 2 8 - - 13 0
FC 192 321 31 11274 246 38.87 - - 31 40 - - 141 0
List A 117 114 10 3077 119 29.58 - - 3 18 - - 32 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Mohsin Khan Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 48 6 86 30 0 - - - 2.09 - 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 75 2 12 5 1 1/2 1/2 5 2.5 12 0 0 0
FC 192 - 1128 548 14 2/13 - 39.14 2.91 80.5 - 0 0
List A 117 - 116 106 4 1/0 1/0 26.5 5.48 29 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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