Mohsin Khan (cricketer)
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.
|Full name||Mohsin Hasan Khan|
|Born||15 March 1955|
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
|Bowling||Right-arm medium pace|
|Test debut (cap 79)||18 January 1980 v England|
|Last Test||20 November 1989 v West Indies|
|ODI debut (cap 17)||16 March 1977 v West Indies|
|Last ODI||2 December 1986 v Sri Lanka|
|Domestic team information|
|1970||Pakistan Railways B|
|1971||Pakistan Railways A|
|1975-86||Habib Bank Limited|
Source: Cricket Archive, 21 August 2012
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.
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.
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 and becoming the first Pakistani batsman to score a Test double century at Lord's, which he did earlier in 1982.
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.
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. 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. 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.
One-Day International CricketEdit
Man of the Match awardsEdit
|S No||Opponent||Venue||Date||Match Performance||Result|
|1||Sri Lanka||National Stadium, Karachi||12 March 1982||85 (91 balls, 9x4)||Pakistan won by 8 wickets.|
|2||Australia||Niaz Stadium, Hyderabad||20 September 1982||104 (101 balls, 15x4) ; 1-0-2-1||Pakistan won by 59 runs.|
|3||Sri Lanka||St Helen's, Swansea||9 June 1983||82 (121 balls, 5x4, 1x6) ; DNB||Pakistan won by 50 runs.|
|4||Sri Lanka||Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy||2 March 1986||DNB ; 59 (56 balls, 7x4, 1x6)||Pakistan won by 8 wickets.|
|5||Sri Lanka||P Sara Oval, Colombo||30 March 1986||39 (46 balls, 5x4) ; DNB||Pakistan won by 81 runs.|
- Richarborne]], White on Green: A Portrait of Pakistan Cricket, Simon and Schuster (2016), chapter 22
- Lowest Innings Totals to Include a Century, CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 September 2006.
- Cricinfo – Players and Officials – Mohsin Khan
- Cricinfo – Statsguru – Mohsin Khan – Test Batting – Career summary
- Mohsin Khan becomes Pakistan team's chief selector
- Mohsin Khan appointed interim coach
- "Crossing the barriers". The Tribune.
- "1981-1982 Pakistan v Sri Lanka - 1st Match - Karachi".
- "1982-1983 Pakistan v Australia - 1st Match - Hyderabad (Sind)".
- "1983 Prudential World Cup - 2nd Match - Pakistan v Sri Lanka - Swansea".
- "1985-1986 Sri Lanka v Pakistan - 1st Match - Kandy".
- "1985-1986 John Player Gold Leaf Trophy - 1st Match - Sri Lanka v Pakistan - Colombo".