Sunil Gavaskar’s prediction about Imran Khan in 2012 turns true
Gavaskar had predicted that Imran Khan could become the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Updated - Jul 27, 2018 12:09 pm
Despite the claims from the other political parties of a possible rigging of votes, Imran Khan is all set to become the Prime Minister of Pakistan. His party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) has emerged as the single largest party in the General Elections and would still need coalition partners to form the government. In any case, Imran will be crowned at the helm and interestingly, the former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar had predicted the same almost 6 years ago.
It was the game between India and Bangladesh during the Asia Cup 2012 when Ramiz Raja and Gavaskar were commentating. The former jokingly mimicked Imran while narrating an incident after 38 overs were completed in the Indian innings who were batting first. However, his partner Gavaskar had then warned him to not overdo it as the man he is mimicking could become the next Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Saj Sadiq, the editor of Pak Passion, posted the video clip of the same on his official Twitter handle which is going viral now and captioned it as “Sunil Gavaskar called it on television during commentary “Imran could be the next Prime Minister of Pakistan.”
Sunil Gavaskar called it on television during commentary "Imran could be the next Prime Minister of Pakistan" pic.twitter.com/Jih0c3GHeD
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) July 26, 2018
Imran keen on strengthening Indo-Pak ties
After claiming victory in the polls, Imran Khan addressed the nation for the first time on Thursday and cleared that his major agenda would be to improve the relations with their neighbouring country India. He also pointed out the Kashmir issue and felt that both the countries need to talk instead of blaming each other every time.
“I really want to fix the India-Pakistan ties through dialogue. The main issue between us is Kashmir but blame game can’t continue forever. Because of cricket, I want better ties with the neighbouring country,” he said. As soon as he will take the oath, Imran Khan will become the first cricketer ever to be elected as the Prime Minister of a country.