<div>'Majid Jahangir Khan is a former cricketer, specialist batsman and former captain of the Pakistan cricket team and perhaps the most fearless opening Batsman produced by Pakistan. Khan's first-class career spanned from 1961 to 1985. He played 63 Tests for Pakistan, scoring 3,931 runs and made 8 centuries, scored over 27,000 first-class runs and made 73 first-class centuries, with 128 fifties. Majid played his last test for Pakistan in January 1983 vs India at Lahore and his last ODI was in July 1982 vs England at Manchester.
Born in 1946 in Ludhiana, in the state of Punjab in India, Khan grew up in Lahore, the capital of the Punjab in Pakistan. His father, Jahangir Khan, had played Test cricket for India before partition. Majid Khan had started his career as a pace bowler, but an injury and doubts over his technique converted him into an off-spin bowler and batsman. He also played for the teams of Glamorgan and Cambridge University in England, for Queensland, Australia, and in Pakistan for Pakistan International Airlines, Rawalpindi and the province of Punjab. Majid Khan is the son of Dr. Jahangir Khan who killed a bird in flight while bowling during an MCC vs Cambridge University match in 1936. This bird is now part of the permanent at Lords Cricket ground. Dr. Jahangir Khan was the Chief Selector of when Majid Khan was close to National selection. Dr. Jahangir Khan resigned from his post to maintain... Read More