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Cricket legend Imran Khan visits university

PUBLISHED: 18:00 18 March 2010 | UPDATED: 15:43 05 October 2010

Imran Khan speaks to students

Imran Khan speaks to students

Carmen Valino

CRICKETING legend Imran Khan bowled into the lecture theatre at a university in East London. Khan who has now begun his innings as a Pakistani politician spoke to 200 graduates about his sporting achievements, political career and charity work.

CRICKETING legend Imran Khan bowled into the lecture theatre at a university in East London.

Khan who has now begun his 'innings' as a Pakistani politician spoke to 200 graduates about his sporting achievements, political career and charity work.

He played for the Pakistani cricket team from 1971 to 1992 and served as its captain for a decade until 1992, the year he led his team mates to Pakistan's first and only World Cup victory.

With a record of 3807 runs and 362 wickets in Test cricket, Khan is one of only eight world cricketers to have achieved an 'All-rounder's Triple' in Test matches.

After retiring from sport in the mid-1990s, Khan founded and became the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice), a small and marginal political party, of which he is the only member ever elected to Parliament.

He represented Mianwali, the north-west of Punjab province, as a member of the National Assembly from November 2002 to October 2007.

Khan is also involved in charity work and through worldwide fundraising has helped establish the largest cancer hospital and research centre in Asia.

Thursday's talk was organised by students at the college's Business and Management school.


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