Imraan Khan


Sharing a name with a legend is no easy feat. But Imraan Khan has not disgraced the Pakistani cricket hero since the chance meeting when he was just 10-years-old. "I remember being asked to present him with a gift when he visited our school because I happened to share the name with him,� Khan told the Mail & Guardian recently. Still, the South African opening batsman never imagined being the next Imraan Khan. He became the second South African of Indian decent, after Hashim Amla, to make the Test squad. In the 2008-09 season, the 25-year-old amassed over 800 runs, knocking five centuries to leave him one short of bettering the record for the most 100s in a season held by Barry Richards, Mike Procter and Peter Kirsten. But to have equalled it is a remarkable achievement in itself. � Phathisani Moyo

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