A Bollywood actor who played for Pakistan
He has played for Pakistan in 48 Tests and 75 ODIs.
Published - Oct 13, 2017 11:54 am | Updated - Oct 13, 2017 12:07 pm
The political tension between India and Pakistan has not allowed the teams to play in a bilateral series for a long time now. But surprisingly a Bollywood actor named Mohsin Khan has played for Pakistan against their arch-rivals in International cricket. While the rivalry between the two always witnesses the high-voltage drama, it is interesting that the actor has managed to play for Men in Green while acting in India.
Mohsin Khan has worked in as many as 13 films in Bollywood. Also, the famous actress Reena Roy, who had an alleged affair with the renowned actor Shatrughan Sinha, got married to Mohsin in 1983. The couple left the country after that and shifted to Karachi giving up their profession. Moreover, Reena Roy was at the peak of her stardom when she left Bollywood. After some years, they returned to Mumbai and here Mohsin even tried his hand in acting. But things didn’t work out as per the plan and both decided to get separated. They were also parents of a daughter.
Cricket career of Mohsin
Mohsin Khan first played for his country in March 1977 against West Indies in One-Day International. But made his red-ball debut the very next year against England in Karachi. He was the first Pakistani batsmen to score a double century at the home of cricket Lord’s. While he scored 2709 runs in 48 Tests at an average of around 37, he amassed a below par 1877 runs in 75 ODIs at a mediocre average of 26.81. He retired after serving Pakistan cricket for 9 years and retired in 1986.
After his playing days, Mohsin was appointed Pakistan’s chief selector in March 2010 and was also involved in the PCB’s fast-track coaching programme at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore, where he coached batsmen. When Waqar Younis stepped down as Pakistan coach following the 2011 tour of Zimbabwe, he was doubled up as interim national coach.