Pride of Pakistan – Majid Jahangir Khan

by on August 31, 2010
in Sports in Pakistan

Pakistani batsman Majid Janagir Khan

Majid Khan; a brilliant batsman from Pakistan made his debut against Australia in Karachi in 1964. His father Jahangir Khan used to play cricket for India .Majid’s cousins Imran Khan and Javed Burki were also cricketers.

Majid Khan began his career as a pace bowler but back injury and a dubious bowling technique turned him into an occasional off-spinner and a batsman. Now more focused on batting, Majid Khan soon became brilliant with the bat. He came into limelight when he hit 5 sixes in an over off the bowling of Roger Davis of Glamorgon. He faced the fast bowlers comfortably and one of his career best performances is against the West Indies (1976-77). Majid Khan scored 530 runs in 5 tests in that particular series against an intimidating West Indies team. His highest score in that series was 167 runs in the Georgetown test and he also managed to take 4 wickets for 45 runs in that particular test. Majid Khan played for a couple of English counties, Queensland Australia and domestic teams like PIA, Rawalpindi and Punjab. His best ODI performance was 109 runs against England at Oval in 1974.

Majid Khan used to open the innings for Pakistan along with Sadiq Mohammad; together the couple gave a stable start to the team. Majid Khan played a total of 63 tests for Pakistan and scored 3931 runs (8 centuries) at an average of 38.92. Hid ODI figures are 786 runs in 23 matches with an average of 37.42. Majid Khan has an impressive first class record of more than 27,000 runs with 73 centuries and 128 fifties.

The Khan family became the second after the Headleys (from West Indies) to have three generations of test cricketers when Majid’s son Bazid Khan made his test debut in 2005. Although retired Majid is still actively involved in cricket.

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2 Responses to “Pride of Pakistan – Majid Jahangir Khan”
  1. This is a really nice post. thanks for sharing

  2. Harsh Thakor says:

    No Pakistani batsmen ever posessed as much genius or batting prowess as Majid Khan..On his day he displayed genius on par with Barry and Viv Richards.Majid could tear great pace attacks like a tiger tearing it’s prey.Scored great centuries against formidable Australian and West Indies attacks.His innings at Worcester in 1969 for Glamorgan reminded you of Victor Trumper where on a broken surface he compiled 156 runs.Above all he was a stylist whose strokes posessed a charasterictic silken touch.The best exponent of the hook shot after Sir Viv Richards.

    Sadly he retired early and hardly did justice to his amazing ability.

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