Born September 23, 1971, Moin Khan turned 44 on Wednesday. The wicketkeeper-batsman, who played for Pakistan from 1990 to 2004, is the current manager of the national team. Moin has 128 catches from 69 Tests, while in the One-Day Internationals (ODIs) he had bagged 214 from 219 games. One of the most famous dismissals of Moin against the Indian side is surely during India’s tour of Pakistan in 2004. Sachin Tendulkar’s magical googly on the third day of the Multan Test had broken the entire Indian team into laughter, thereby putting the visitors into a dominant position. READ: Shahryar Khan: India’s turn to realise importance of bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan

 

It was the last ball of the day, at first it looked like the batsman wanted to leave, however eventually Moin went on to play and got his legs in a tangle. It struck him on his left thigh, and to the naked eye, it seemed the ball slipped between his legs and had him bowled. In reply to India’s first innings score of 675, Pakistan were 364 for 4, still trailing by 311 runs. The hosts were wrapped up for 407 and had to face the follow-on. The Test turned on to be worse, when the Indian side bagged two early wickets in the second innings. And eventually Rahul Dravis’s men went on to win the game by an innings and 52 runs, thereby taking a 1-0 in the three-match Test series.

The home side bounced back with a victory in the second game at Lahore; however India won the series 2-1 with a victory in the third game at Rawalpindi.