Prime Minister Imran Khan will be awarded the International Sports Personality Award at Dubai Expo on 9th January 2022. He will be given the honor as an acknowledgment of his services and efforts in the field of sports.
He has won the Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award for leading his team to the 1992 Cricket World Cup victory. Khan’s name was announced at an event held at Deep Dive Dubai on Monday.
Imran Khan continues to bag international accolades for the heroic win and leading the Pakistan cricket team at the 1992 World Cup.
India’s cricket coach praises Imran Khan
In September, Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri, India’s cricket head coach had praised Imran Khan to be one of the greatest captains of all times.
Shastri has recently published his book called “Stargazing: The Players in My Life”, where he declared 1992 world cup winner Imran Khan to be one of the best.
“Imran Khan is one of the greatest captains and players the game has seen. No rocket science is needed to understand why I am declaring him one of the greatest cricketers of all time,” he said.
Prime Minister Imran Khan to receive the International Sports Personality award in Dubai Expo 2020 on 9th January 2022.
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Justifying his claims, Ravishankar wrote “Why I hold this view hardly needs qualification. His records speak of itself and if at all further validation is necessary, it comes from the experience of those who played with or against him.”
Penning down his memories, he recalled “I saw Imran Khan playing on the television for the first time in 1978 when the Indian cricket team visited Pakistan. When Pakistan came to India the next season, I made sure to get a place in the North Stand at the Wankhede Stadium. Imran’s strength was his remarkable control over swing and reverse swing. The steeply curving late swingers or ‘indippers’ as they were called then, made life hellish for batsmen.”
Adding praise for the cricketer turned politician Imran Khan, he mentioned “Among the four great all-rounders of that era, Imran was the best batsman, technically and temperamentally, according to the situation demanded.”