Mohsin Khan (cricketer)

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 Hassan Khan
Personal information
Full name
Mohsin Hasan Khan
Born (1955-03-15) 15 March 1955 (age 68)
Karachi, Federal Capital Territory, Pakistan
BowlingRight-arm medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 79)18 January 1980 v England
Last Test20 November 1986 v West I
ODI debut (cap 17)16 March 1977 v West Indies
Last ODI2 December 1986 v India
Domestic team information
1970Pakistan Railways B
1971Pakistan Railways A
1972–1973Karachi Blues
1973–1974Karachi Whites
1975–1986Habib Bank Limited
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 48 75 192 117
Runs scored 2,709 1,877 11,274 3,077
Batting average 37.10 26.81 38.87 29.58
100s/50s 7/14 6/16 31/40 16/36
Top score 200 128* 246 119
Balls bowled 86 12 1,128 116
Wickets 0 1 14 4
Bowling average 5.00 39.14 26.50
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/2 2/13 1/0
Catches/stumpings 34/– 13/– 141/– 32/–
Source: CricketArchive, 21 August 2012

Early lifeEdit

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.[1]

International careerEdit

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.[2]

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[3] and becoming the first Pakistani batsman to score a Test double century at Lord's, which he did earlier in 1982.[4]

Cricket administrationEdit

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.[5] 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.[6] 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.



  1. ^ Richard Heller and Peter Oborne, White on Green: A Portrait of Pakistan Cricket, Simon and Schuster (2016), chapter 22
  2. ^ Lowest Innings Totals to Include a Century, CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 September 2006.
  3. ^ Cricinfo – Players and Officials – Mohsin Khan
  4. ^ Cricinfo – Statsguru – Mohsin Khan – Test Batting – Career summary
  5. ^ Mohsin Khan becomes Pakistan team's chief selector
  6. ^ Mohsin Khan appointed interim coach
  7. ^ "Crossing the barriers". The Tribune.

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