Imran marked his presence in the cricket world, not only by captaining the Pakistan team but also leading his side to the World Cup crown in 1992.
Current and former cricketers from Pakistan and the world over took to social media to congratulate the cricketer-turned-politician, who is the likely prime minister of the country after more than two decades of political struggle.
Former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev, in a video message, congratulated the PTI chief on his achievement.
“You shouldn’t discount his 25 years of struggle to reach this point either,” Dev said. “Imran is a born leader and I truly hope he can help his country.”
Former West Indies cricketer Ian Bishop, ex-England captain Michael Vaughan, former great Geoffrey Boycott, and Sri Lanka’s Russell Arnold tweeted their congratulations.
My heartiest congratulations to the new Prime minister of Pakistan; Prime Minister Imran Khan. Proud to know an outstanding former player could achieve such an important role in leading ones country. May he lead with integrity and by example. Inshallah????.
— ian bishop (@irbishi) July 26, 2018
Great news ??? https://t.co/GhgGuLpwns
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 26, 2018
— Geoffrey Boycott (@GeoffreyBoycott) July 26, 2018