Pakistan’s cricketing icon and opposition politician Imran Khan said that it was painful that he was being linked with Pakistan’s defeat against India in a World Twenty20 match.
The chief of Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had visited the Indian city of Kolkata to watch the match and also spent some time with the team. He had advised the players on how to handle pressure in the crunch match.
“My advice to the team is being blamed for the defeat [against India],” bemused Khan told media.
Team manager Intikhab Alam in a report, parts of which were leaked, said that Khan’s advice was not helpful as he was not “familiar with the demands and tactics employed in this condensed, post-modern format of the game.”
Reacting to the reports, Khan took a swipe at Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan and another senior official Najam Sethi, demanding their resignation.
Khan has been demanding for sometimes for reform in the cricket board. Imran further said Najam Sethi will not retire from his position even if everyone else [responsible for the defeat] tendered their resignations. “On one end, we have Najam Sethi while at the other end we have Shaharyar Khan,” Imran said holding those at the helm of the affairs for the team’s crashing defeats in Asia Cup and World T20.