Biography of Moin Khan

Biography of Moin Khan:-Moin Khan is a former International cricketer, a wicket-keeper batsman who played for Pakistan Cricket Team between 1990-2004 as a player and later as a coach and chief selector in short terms. The whole career of Moin Khan spanned in a never-ending battle of him vs. Rashid Latif for the keeping gloves. However both took half advantage of the situation in both the formats. In a 14-year career as a batsman, Moin Khan couldn’t accomplish much, he was a great wicketkeeper in the first few years. His doosra call was popular among his teammates and foreigners alike, Saqlain used to bowl the special delivery that turned from the leg side to off called as Doosra by the wicketkeeper.

Biography of Moin Khan

  • Born:- 23 September 1971 (age 45), Rawalpindi
  • Spouse:- Tasneem Khan (m. 1993)
  • Odi Shirts:-  5
  • Team:- Quetta Gladiators
  • Siblings:- Nadeem Khan
  • Children:-  Azam Khan

Moin was a defensive batsman, he never took any risk throughout his career, it was his biggest weakness that barred him from playing upfront in test format. His primary task was to support the batsmen mostly rather than taking chargeof himself. The Shabash chants were motivational for players, he remained as a coach in the latter part of acareer. Moin played most of his best matches during the period 2000-2003. Moin’s career was outsmarted by Latif for his sluggish batting technique and fewer chances in the tail to showcase most of his talents in ODI format. He showed some resilience in the test format but remained dormant overall in the longer format. However, as for as the T20i format is concerned, he was too old to compete for the swift 20-over format. Moin went on to become a great coach for his PSL franchise Quetta Gladiators.

Moin Khan Stats & Records

Moin batted with the right hand, he was a specialist wicketkeeper and an occasional right arm off-break bowler. In 69 test matches, Moin Khan had a grim average of 28.55 in batting and 2741 runs overall in test format. He scored 4 centuries and 15 half-centuries with a top score of 137. Moin Khan took a total of 128 catches and 20 stampings in total. Moin also became the highest catcher behind the stumps, more than any Pakistani wicketkeeper. The right-hand batsman played 219 ODIs and remained in the lower middle order throughout his ODI career. Moin Khan averaged 23.00 in his ODI career and amassed 3266 runs. He never scored a century in ODI career, though he gathered twelve 50s with the highest score of 72 not out. The best part was his wicket-keeping, he took 214 catches behind the stumps and a total of 73 stumps.

International Career

Moin made his ODI debut in 1990, he was part of the victorious World Cup winning side in 1992, and he remained successful throughout the tournament as he was included in place of Rashid Latif. His sixer in the semi-final match against New Zealand in 1992 World Cup was his best contribution to the team. He scored a six when 9 runs were needed from 8 balls that reduced to 3 off 7 balls. In the final match, Moin Khan took three catches behind the wicket. Moin Khan also kept wickets in the 1999 World Cup that Pakistan lost in the final. The ongoing battle between Moin Khan and Rashid Latif continued in 1996 World Cup as Latif contested in 1996.

After his retirement from International cricket, Moin Khan’s century in T20 Domestic tournament was the first century in T20 format by any Pakistani first-class batsman. His score of 112 off 59 balls won the match for his domestic side Karachi Dolphins. Moin remained in the mainstream domestic cricket for the earlier half of 2006 but vanished from the scene after few of his family commitments and to seek a time out from the hectic cricketing routine after the retirement.

Post-Retirement Career

The autobiography of Moin is expected to get published by 2018; he says that it is in progress. Khan Moin Khan joined the illegal Indian Cricket League (ICL) that was declared unofficial by Indian Cricket Council and BCCI. The inclusion of Pakistani players was imposed by PCB, and a notice was sent to all the players including Moin Khan who was coaching ICL franchise Hyderabad Heroes in the 2007 season. In the 2008 version of Indian Cricket League, Moin Khan captained Lahore Badshahs, a team consisted entirely of Pakistani players in the captaincy of Inzamam Ul Haq. In 2013, PCB appointed Moin Khan as manager of the team for a year and then as a head coach of Pakistan Cricket Team in February 2014 after the contract with Dav Whatmore ended. At the same time, Moin Khan was the chief selector of Pakistan Cricket as appointed by PCB from the year 2013-2015. During the World Cup 2015, he was spotted in a casino that resulted in a controversy and consequently removed from the captaincy. Moin Khan was signed as a head coach for the Pakistan Super League 2016 season, he was retained for the second season of PSL by Quetta Gladiators. His team lost to Islamabad United in the final match of the inaugural season of PSL.



Moin Khan Family and Personal Life

Moin Khan was born and raised in Rawalpindi District Pakistan. He married to Tasneem Khan, his family scandal arose in 2007 when he got arrested by Clifton Police in Karachi for beating his wife Tasneem Khan over a family issue. He was detained for a night and then released on bail after a day. He was arrested after his wife filed a complaint, he appeared in the court later and guaranteed in front of the court that he would not repeat it next time.

Moin Khan’s elder brother Muhammad Nadeem Khan also played International cricket for a short period. In 2 test matches, Nadeem Khan scored 34 runs at a batting average of 17, he also participated in 2 ODIs and appeared in only an inning scoring just 2 runs.