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Kapil Dev to Imran Khan: From one legendary cricketer to another


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Kapil Dev, a former Indian cricket player was seen congratulating Imran Khan on his recent victory in being the best bets for upcoming Pakistan.

He further added that whenever he and Imran met or talked, even after Imran had joined Politics, they would usually converse about cricket.

Following the unofficial announcement for the General Elections (G.E) of 2018, Imran Khan made his name as the first person in Pakistani politics to have made it to 5 constituencies in success.

On 26th July, 2018 one day after Pakistan’s G.E, one of the legends of the cricket world was seen in an interview with local Indian media, discussing Imran Khan’s victory and giving him glad tidings.

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Kapil Dev, who gave India its first ever World Cup in 1983 addressed Imran Khan as a friend and a fellow cricket player. He stated how in prior times former cricketers have had the benefit of becoming ministers, however, no one had been graced with the pleasure of earning the seat of a Prime Minister.

He further added that whenever he and Imran met or talked, even after Imran had joined Politics, they would usually converse about cricket.

An interviewer asked Kapil Dev about his talks with Imran Khan regarding politics to which Kapil replied that on an occasion he mentioned telling Imran Khan that, “your quite aggressive in your approach, is this a wise approach for the nation?” to which Imran replied, “The topic which I have raised is an important one and for this, if I’ll have to forgo my life then I’ll do so.”

He stated, “Imran Khan had passion then and he has the passion now. And it took him 25 years of hard work to reach to this position.”

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Furthermore,” Imran has good leadership skills which is why he is here”, added the Indian cricket player.

Many Indians have shown their support for Imran Khan in addressing the Indo-Pak relationship and the queries that have long existed. Celebrities like Rishi Kapoor have also provided statements of support for the former cricket player turned politician.

People wait for the fulfillment of the promises of this imminent leader mentioned in his speech, on 26th July 2018.

However, to see the results unfold firstly official announcements as per Election Commission of Pakistan is one the basic agendas on the list for today.

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