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Two World Cup winning captains together. India won the 1983 ODI World Cup under the captaincy of Kapil Dev (left). At the same time, Pakistan won the 1992 ODI World Cup under the captaincy of Imran Khan (right). (File photo)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has praised the Indian cricket team. He said that there has been a lot of improvement at the ground level in Indian cricket. So the team is doing well in international cricket and winning on foreign soil. Imran said that despite Pakistan having more talent than India, we were not able to win by going abroad. It takes time to strengthen the infrastructure and I am sure that Pakistan team will also be able to win overseas.
Imran could not concentrate on cricket due to work
Imran said that the structure of domestic cricket is being reformed in Pakistan as well. Its results will start coming in 2 to 3 years. The Prime Minister of Pakistan is also the Chief Patron of the Cricket Board in his country. He can appoint the chairman of the PCB. Imran said that he is so busy with his work that he does not pay much attention to cricket. He said that for a long time I have not seen any match, but soon the condition of cricket in our country will also improve.
Imran made changes in first class cricket in last 2 years
Imran has also been the captain of Pakistan cricket team. He retired from cricket in 1992. He took the initiative for cricket after becoming Prime Minister in 2018. Imran appointed former ICC President Ehsan Money as the chairman of PCB. Also, a lot of changes were made in domestic cricket. In the last 2 years, 6 provincial teams have been formed in Pakistan for first class cricket. Also 16 local and departmental teams were formed.
Pakistan won the World Cup under the captaincy of Imran
It was under Imran’s captaincy that Pakistan won the One Day World Cup in 1992 in Australia. He played 88 Tests and 175 ODIs in a cricket career. In 88 Tests, he scored 3807 runs at an average of 37.69 and 3709 runs at an average of 33.41 in 175 ODIs. Apart from this, Imran has also taken 362 wickets in Tests and 182 wickets in ODIs. He is considered one of the world’s alltime great all-rounders.