As Imran’s PTI leads in polls result across Pakistan, messages of acknowledgment and congratulations have poured in for Imran Khan former cricketer-turned-politician, from cricket stars on his leading success in general elections 2018, as he set to become the premier of the country.
Indian cricket coach Kapil Deve felicitating the PTI chief said: “First of all I would like to present my heartiest congratulations to Imran Khan. This is a huge achievement. What Imran Khan did in terms of cricket is a minute thing in front of the nation. It took him 25 years to reach this point. He has this idea of leadership and I hope that this achievement of his takes Pakistan towards betterment.”
Former Captain and renowned cricket commentator Ramiz Raja pay tribute to the struggle and qualities of Imran Khan, Raja tweeted:
Who could be a bigger and better example of a leader than Imran Khan, who as a super star had the world at his feet and yet elbow greased for 22 years to work for his objective and vision..he’s special and we are proud to have him as our Prime Minister..
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) July 26, 2018
Former speedster Shoaib Akhtar, and all-rounder Shahid Afridi also hailed Khan’s victory.
This is the result of 22 years of conviction , relentless efforts , determination and not giving up!
Congratulations @ImranKhanPTI You have done it!!!#PrimeMinisterImranKhan #NayaPakistan #ElectionPakistan2018Results
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) July 26, 2018
Congrat PTI and @ImranKhanPTI on a truly historic victory! The 22 yr old struggle has finally paid off & deservedly. Pakistanis have a lot of expectations from u I really hope u lead from the front! I request all opposing parties& media to accept the result and help rebuild 🇵🇰
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) July 26, 2018