Harsha Bhogle reminisces Imran Khan's cricketing career as he becomes PM
As an admirer of Imran Khan's cricketing feats, Bhogle wished he would replicate the same as he led a nation now
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As Imran Khan won the elections in Pakistan, there was a lot of appreciation for him from the cricketing community. Not only from Pakistan, but also from other countries including neighbors India, the former legendary cricketer achieved a lot of accolades. He went on to become the 19th Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Call it coincidence or not, it was also the same day in 1974 when Imran Khan took his first international wicket. Indian commentator Harsha Bhogle also joined the chorus on Twitter. As an admirer of Imran Khan’s cricketing feats, Bhogle wished he would replicate the same as he led a nation now. Here’s what he tweeted:-
“So finally, Imran Khan as Prime Minister? Have admired him enormously as a cricketer and as a cricket captain. Will be interesting to see how he leads a nation.”
Here is what Bhogle had to say
So finally, Imran Khan as Prime Minister? Have admired him enormously as a cricketer and as a cricket captain. Will be interesting to see how he leads a nation.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 26, 2018
The 65 year old was Pakistan’s skipper in the 1992 World Cup winning campaign. Throughout the world he has been regarded as one of the greatest all rounders to have played the game. Having scored more than 7000 runs and above 500 wickets in international cricket, it was a proud moment for the cricketing community to watch him dwell as a leader. The political party PTI was founded way back in 1996 just years after his retirement from the game of cricket.
It will also be interesting to see if he can help reinstate the cricketing ties between India and Pakistan. Both the nations have played just a lone short bilateral series since a decade. The last time both countries came face to face was in the iconic 2017 Champions Trophy final. Their cricketing encounters have always been high voltage and engaged a large number of fans. Also, he would look forward to bringing the big teams to Pakistan, now that international cricket is slowly resuming in the country