Twitter Reactions: Imran Khan becomes the first cricketer to be elected as the Prime Minister of a country

Twitter Reactions: Imran Khan becomes the first cricketer to be elected as the Prime Minister of a country

He is now expected to lead from the front much like he did on the cricket field in the green jersey.

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Former cricketer now Pakistani politician, Imran Khan. (Photo by Warrick Page/Getty Images)

Former Pakistan cricketer Imran Khan has created the history by winning the general elections in the country. He has become the first cricketer to be elected as the Prime Minister of a country. He contested the elections for Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) political party and has won it with the majority of votes. Social media is buzzing with congratulatory messages for him as he is set to take over Nawaz Sharif as the Prime Minister of the country.

Very few sportspersons have moved into the upper echelon of politics after bidding adieu to their careers in the respective sports. Imran has joined a legendary list of Louisa Wall, George Weah, Manny Pacquiao, Vitali Klitschko, Romario, Sebastian Coe, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gerald Ford, Glenn Lazarus and Vladimir Putin to make it big in politics after being serving their country in certain kind of sports.

This is a huge day in Pakistan’s political history and Imran Khan will be tipped to do great things for the country. The people of the country have shown faith in him and the onus will be on him to repay it.

Will Imran shine as PM like he did on the 22 yards?

Imran Khan will lead the country as the PM now and is expected to be an inspiration for everyone. He was the one who led Pakistan to the World Cup victory in 1992 when all the hopes were lost. His achievements on the 22 yards were exceptional as he ended with 544 wickets in his international career to go with more than 7500 runs. He is still hailed as one of the best all-rounders the game has ever seen.

All the current and former Pakistan cricketers congratulated him and hoped that he will lead from the front for the country like he did on the cricket field.

Here are some of the tweets:

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