Mohsin Hasan Khan (Urdu: محسن حسن خان; born 15 March 1955) is a Pakistani cricket coach, actor and former cricketer who played in 48 Test matches and 75 One Day Internationals between 1977 and 1986 mainly as an opening batsman.
Mohsin Hasan Khan
|Born||15 March 1955|
Karachi, Federal Capital Territory, Pakistan
|Test debut (cap 79)||18 January 1980 v England|
|Last Test||20 November 1986 v West I|
|ODI debut (cap 17)||16 March 1977 v West Indies|
|Last ODI||2 December 1986 v India|
|Domestic team information|
|1970||Pakistan Railways B|
|1971||Pakistan Railways A|
|1975–1986||Habib Bank Limited|
Source: CricketArchive, 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, Mohsin 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.
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.
Personal life and beyond cricketEdit
Mohsin married Bollywood movie star Reena Roy in 1983, 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 also acted in several films in Pakistan in the 90s. He divorced Roy in the 1990s and got the custody of their daughter, Sanam. He later remarried and lost the custody of the daughter. He currently lives in Karachi, Pakistan and his daughter, Sanam, now lives with her mother in India. He had named his daughter Jannat, but she is now called Sanam.
- 1997 Mahaanta
- 1996 Kudiyon Ko Daale Daana
- 1996 Ghunghat
- 1994 Beta
- 1994 Madam X
- 1993 Haathi Mere Saathi
- 1993 Jannat
- 1992 Laat Saab
- 1991 Saathi (blockbuster)
- 1991 Pratikar
- 1991 Gunehgar Kaun
- 1991 Fateh
- 1989 Batwara (Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor)
- ^ Richard Heller and Peter Oborne, 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.