Kabir Khan in Ground
Mohammad Kabir Khan (born 12 April 1974) is a Pakistani cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and a left-arm medium-fast bowler who played for the Pakistan national cricket team. He was the coach of the Afghanistan national cricket team, before resiging his post citing interference with the Afghanistan board management. on 31 December 2011 he was again appointed coach of Afghanistan national cricket team for a period of 3 Years. He is the key person to take Afghanistan to 2010 ICC World Twenty20 and 2012 ICC World Twenty20.He is an ethnic Pashtun and his father hails from Afghanistan. man- gave- Afghanistan mojo
Playing career A seam bowler with considerable pace, Khan first played on the Sri Lankan tour of 1994-95, and made sporadic one-day appearances for the next six years. However, he never established a long-term role in the side, having only participated in ten One Day International, finding it tough to break into a Pakistan side sporting both Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis
. This was despite a respectable bowling average of just over 25. Khan ended up playing 4 Test matches and 10 One Day Internationals for Pakistan.
He did little wrong - his economy rate was respectably under four-an-over - but lacked penetration. That was also his problem in his Test outings - he took 5 for 223 in his last two Tests against Zimbabwe - and he was discarded after four games in less than a season.
Kabir Khan as Coach Of Afghanistan
Khan was the coach of Afghanistan national cricket team and guided them from the 2008 ICC World Cricket League Division Five, through Division Four and Division Three to One Day International status during the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier. Shortly after Afghanistan achieved ODI status, Khan dropped Hasti Gul for their first first-class match in the ICC Intercontinental Cup match against Zimbabwe XI. This led Gul's brother Karim Sadiq to quit the national setup, citing what he called "injustices" and "wrong policies", accusing national coach Kabir Khan of not acting in the best interest of the team. Kabir Khan- did not resign
Sadiq later returned to play for Afghanistan. He guided Afghanistan to victory in the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, which allowed them to historically qualify for the 2010 ICC World Twenty20; during the tournament Afghanistan lost both of their matches to India and South Africa.On 19 August 2010, Khan quit as the Afghanistan coach, citing interference from officials in the Afghanistan Cricket Board during their tour to Scotland. Khan left Afghanistan top of the Intercontinental Cup and ranked 13th in the world in one-day cricket.
Former Afghanistan coach Kabir Khan has been appointed Habib Bank Limited's coach for Pakistan's new domestic season. Kabir had recently resigned as Afghanistan's coach stating that the job had taken a toll on his family life. He coached Afghanistan in two stints - from 2008 to 2010, and from December 2011 to 2014. He has now signed with HBL
for a year.We have offered him a contract and he has accepted," Abdul Raqeeb, HBL sports head, told ESPN cricinfo. "Having observed his international career with Afghanistan we are excited to get his services. He is a coach with a caliber who worked hard with developing the Afghanistan team to get them recognized in the world. It's good to have him in our circuit and I am sure he will spur a new spirit in the team.
Coach of UAE
On 2 October 2010, Khan took over as the coach of UAE. Kabir Khan was given a 3-year contract to coach Afghanistan on 31 December 2011.
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