What if we tell you that Imran Khan’s victory was rigged or was decided way back in 2012? You will not believe that or simply call it rubbish but the prediction of Imran Khan as the next Prime Minister of Pakistan was made six years ago by none other than legendary Indian cricketer – Sunil Manohar Gavaskar.
In an Asia Cup match between India and Bangladesh (2012), Gavaskar made this prediction while commentating with former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja. During the conversation, when Raja jokingly mimicked Imran while narrating an incident after 38 overs were completed in the Indian innings who were batting first.
Fellow commentator Gavaskar wasted no time in issuing a warning to him to not overdo it as the man (Imran Khan) he is mimicking could become the next Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Saj Sadiq, the editor of Pak Passion, posted the video clip of the same on his official Twitter handle which is going viral. He captioned it, Gavaskar called it on TV during commentary “Imran could be the next Prime Minister of Pakistan.”
After sweeping 11th general assembly elections, Imran Khan is all set to become Pakistan’s new Prime Minister. Despite the claims from the other political parties of a possible rigging of votes, Imran’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) has emerged as the single largest party in the General Elections and would still need coalition partners to form the government.
More or less, it’s clear that the 65-year old Imran will be crowned at the helm and take up the country’s most coveted yet controversial post. Regarded as one of the finest all-rounders of all time, Imran had led Pakistan to their maiden World Cup triumph in 1992.