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Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Other Cricketers Congratulate Imran Khan on becoming Prime Minister-Elect

Cricketnext Staff |July 27, 2018, 1:31 PM IST
Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Other Cricketers Congratulate Imran Khan on becoming Prime Minister-Elect

Captain, World Cup Winner, and now a Prime Minister in the making. Imran Khan is set to become the 19th Prime Minister of Pakistan after the former all-rounder claimed victory in the country’s general elections on Wednesday.  The 65-year-old, who is the founder and leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has won 110 seats out of the 251 seats as last reported per the Election Commission of Pakistan.

The cricketing world did not hold back in congratulating the 1992 World Cup winning captain on his historic triumph.

The ‘Sultans of Swing’, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, both of whom played under the leadership of Imran Khan, were delighted with their former captain adding another victory to his list.

One of Pakistan’s greatest batsmen, Mohammad Yousuf wrote, “Congratulations @ImranKhanPTI. May Allah help & guide you for the prosperity & success for the people of Pakistan.”

Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi congratulated Imran Khan and hoped that the former captain ‘leads from the front’.

A number of other current and former cricketers also wished the next Prime Minister luck.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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