Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, Imran Khan is all set to take over as the country’s new Prime Minister today. So here is a look at the timeline of Imran Khan’s extraordinary journey from a cricketer to Pakistan’s PM.
1971: Makes his International Debut but returns with ordinary figures.
1977: After staging a comeback records his first major performance during Sydney Test where he picks up 12 wickets.
1982: Takes over from Javed Miandad as the captain of Pakistan.
1987-88: Announces retirement after the world cup but is asked to return as captain by General Zia-ul-Haq.
1992: Secures his legend as a cricketer when Pakistan beats England in the final to win a cricket world cup for the first time against all odds.
1994: Raises 25 million dollars to see Pakistan have its first cancer hospital.
1996: During the election year initiates Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf but the party is not able to win a single seat in general elections.
2002: Becomes a Member National Assembly (MNA) for the first time.
2008: Boycotts general elections citing pre-poll rigging.
2013: Rises as a true opposition force in Pakistan.
2014: Stages 4 month long protests in Pakistan over election-rigging allegations.
2017: Wins the court case relating to Panama gate. The development results in the ouster of the then Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif.
2018: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf wins the general elections making way for Imran’s rise to the Prime Minister’s post.