PM Imran meets Pakistan World Cup 2019 squad at Bani Gala

Cricketer-turned politician talked about his past experiences of playing at mega event

PM Imran meets Pakistan World Cup 2019 squad at Bani Gala PHOTO: EXPRESS

Prime Minister Imran Khan has met the Men in Green 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup, scheduled to take place in England and Wales, squad at his Bani Gala residence in Islamabad.

The entire 17-member Pakistan contingent, including the two additional players for upcoming England tour, along with the national selection committee, headed by Inzamamul Haq, Head Coach Mickey Arthur and rest of the team management were part of the meeting.

The cricketer-turned politician, who led Pakistan to their only World Cup triumph in 1992, shared his past experiences of playing at the mega event, with the squad.  

“We won the title in 1992 because of our extraordinary team spirit, despite some glaring weaknesses,” said Khan while talking about Pakistan's World Cup winning campaign in 1992. 

The Prime minister specifically addressed the Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and instructed him to lead from the front.

“If the captain is brave, the team will follow suit. You will have to take responsibility and be brave in order to succeed in difficult English conditions,” he said. 

Imran Khan also gave some valuable tips to pacers Junaid Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali and the rest of the bowling contingent during the meeting.

The Prime Minister was also briefed about the World Cup preparations by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials.

Pakistan team will leave for England on Tuesday, April 23.