India Today – As Pakistan goes to polls on Wednesday, not just the supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) but many from Pakistan’s cricketing fraternity are also hoping that Imran Khan wins the elections.

Summary

  • As Pakistan goes to polls on Wednesday, not just the supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) but many from Pakistan’s cricketing fraternity are also hoping that Imran Khan wins the elections.
  • Awaam (public) will be too foolish to ignore him,” Javed Miandad, Khan’s longtime friend and a former captain of the national team himself, told India Today in an exclusive chat from Karachi.
  • Miandad, who has known Khan since before the 1975 World Cup, believes that the 65-year-old has “sacrificed a lot” for the country.
  • During his visit to India in 2015 as a guest of the India Today group for Agenda Aaj Tak, Imran Khan had called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and had even discussed resuming cricketing ties between the two neighbours.
  • Having always batted for a series between IPL and Pakistan Super League (PSL) winning teams, Javed Afridi, owner of Peshawar Zalmi, is also hoping that Khan emerges winner in the general elections.


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