Free Press Journal (India) – Islamabad: Caught in the hype like anybody else, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan momentarily forgot that he is no longer the ‘kaptaan’ and advised Sarfaraz Ahmed to bat first and set a target, rather than chase one.

Summary

  • Islamabad: Caught in the hype like anybody else, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan momentarily forgot that he is no longer the ‘kaptaan’ and advised Sarfaraz Ahmed to bat first and set a target, rather than chase one.
  • Khan had also suggested that Sarfaraz Ahmed opt only for specialist bowlers and batsmen to ensure that Pakistan does not go belly up against their traditional rival.
  • Khan also gave some pep talk to his cricket team, asking them to banish the fear of losing to India in the crucial match, saying the fear of losing leads to a negative and defensive strategy.
  • Pakistan has never won a match against India in ICC Cricket World Cups.
  • Highlighting the importance of mind, Khan, who is also known as ‘Kaptaan’ in Pakistan, said: “When I started my cricketing career I assumed success was 70% talent & 30% mind.

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