Pakistan’s legends wish major sporting turnaround under PM Imran Khan
Tehreek-e-Insaaf, the party under the leadership of Pakistan’s World Cup winning captain Imran Khan has created history in the latest polls of the country gaining major sweep over all other political parties. In political chronicle of the world, Imran Khan will become the first sportsman to take over the responsibility of a prime minister.
The saga swept enormous enthusiasm in the sports arena of the country. Many of the legendary sporting figures of Pakistan have expressed high hopes that cricket, hockey and other sports in Pakistan would enjoy a major boost in the upcoming future under the leadership of the legendary all-rounder.
Imran’s former team-mate Javed Miandad, who is also among the greatest batsmen ever in the history of the game, said, “He [Imran] is a well-educated man and is fully capable of giving this nation a definite direction.
“I am confident that Imran will not only work to boost sports but will do well in governance.”
Miandad added, “I haven’t known anyone who has so many interests in life and excels in them. He [Imran] would go for mountaineering and had many friends who were writers and authors. He is a very knowledgeable man and I feel that if anyone has the merit to run Pakistan, it is none other than Imran Khan.”
“Establishing a cancer hospital like Shaukat Khanum was not an easy job by any means. But he accomplished the impossible task and is doing great service to the country through his hospital,” noted Miandad saying how his mother’s death changed the legend of cricket.
“I have played with him [Imran] and nobody knows him better than me. He has always played for Pakistan and I can give you many examples of his patriotism and sincerity with his country,” said Miandad.
“All of us wish Imran the very best in his plans and for his five-year tenure as the PM,” he concluded.
“He [Imran] has a very broad vision and I strongly believe that under him, not only cricket and hockey will flourish but all the other sports as well,” said Pakistan’s legendary hockey captain Islahuddin Siddiqui on Friday.
Islahuddin, who led Pakistan to World Cup glory in 1978 and to many other world titles, congratulated Imran over his victory in the general elections. “I wish Imran all the best in his tenure as the country’s PM,” he said.
Another legendary player, the ‘Unsquashable’ Jahangir Khan who won the British Open Squash for a record 10 times besides innumerous number of other major titles said he is hoping for a turnaround in all aspects.
“I feel confident and hope the country will be brought on the right track under Imran in all aspects including sports,” he said.