It shows the winning 1992 ODI World Cup Pakistani cricket team with captain Imran Khan next to then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Then Sharif was Pakistan’s Politician No. 1 and Imran was Cricketer No. 1. Today after 26 years, Imran is Politician No. 1 and Sharif is Political Prisoner No. 1. How times have changed! In fact Imran’s party beat Sharif’s party to get the top prize.
But who would have thought of it? Imran is finally becoming Prime Minister of Pakistan. After many false starts, Imran finally begins a new career in his life and this time he directly has the fate of more than 200 million people in his hands while its arch nemesis India watches with more than a billion people. This is definitely not an Indo-Pak cricket match!
A look at the many innings of Imran Khan’s long and illustrious career…
By Sunil Rajguru
The author is a Bangalore-based journalist and blogger. He blogs here