Kapil Dev gives a thumbs up to attend Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony if invited
Along with Kapil and Gavaskar former Indian cricketer, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Aamir Khan were reportedly invited.
by Ankit Editor
Published - Aug 2, 2018 5:40 pm | Updated - Aug 2, 2018 7:46 pm
Imran Khan’s victorious party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) decided to invite dignitaries from India for his oath-taking ceremony as the prime minister of the country. The event will tentatively be held on August 11 as per reports and among those on the invite list are Indian cricketers as well as Bollywood actors. Imran’s contemporaries from India Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar among others were expected to be invited.
Kapil who is a big admirer of the former Pakistan allrounder said if he gets an invite he will certainly consider it. He did mention that it is subject to first being invited and then if the Indian government approves his visit. Both the Indian and Pakistani are the first captains from their respective countries to win the Cricket World Cup in 1983 and 1992 respectively.
“I haven’t checked yet about the invitation, but if I will get the invite then I will surely go there (Pakistan) for the oath ceremony, with government approval,” he was quoted as saying by ANI.
Sidhu also invited
Along with Kapil and Gavaskar former Indian cricketer, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Aamir Khan were other popular figures from the country who were reportedly invited for the oath-taking ceremony.
Sidhu confirmed that he got a personal invite from Imran and considers it a huge honour. The former Indian batsman who is a minister in the ruling Punjab government mentioned that it isn’t a political invite and rather a personal one. “It is a huge honour for me. It is a personal invitation from him and not a political one,” Sidhu told ANI.
Earlier Kapil while congratulating Imran after his party PTI emerged as the single largest after the elections had said: “It a great feeling to have represented your nation on the cricket field and then become its supreme leader. So many players have been in different political position, but no one has got to such a big post,” he told ABP news.
“Since Imran has been a cricketer, he probably like to improve the conditions. Even the cricketer fraternity agrees to it. But the conditions off the field should be improved first,” Kapil had said.