Former Pakistan cricket team captain Imran Khan on Tuesday held a fast-bowler hunt in Islamabad.
Imran, a cricketing legend who won the 1992 ICC World Cup for Pakistan, also gave fast-bowling tips to bowlers who took part in Imran Khan Fast Bowlers Challenge Hunt.
I'm being blamed for Pakistan's defeat against India, says bemused Imran
Pakistan cricket players Imad Wasim, Umer Amin and Yasir Hameed also attended the event.
The development comes in the wake of Pakistan T20I cricket team’s unceremonious ouster from ICC World T20 tournament held in India last month.
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Earlier this month, the cricketer-turned-politician had lamented that he was being blamed for advising the national team ahead of the clash with arch-rivals India during the World T20 match in Kolkata — a match Pakistan lost by 6 wickets.
“My advice to the team is being blamed for the defeat [against India],” the former cricketing great said while addressing a press conference on Friday.
Imran, a former captain of the Men in Green, had given a morale-boosting talk prior to the game on an invitation from ex-skipper Shahid Afridi, advising the players to stay positive till the last ball was bowled.
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In a ‘leaked’ report submitted to the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Fact-Finding committee on Friday, team manager Intikhab Alam said Imran’s advice to the team “never allowed the possibility of defeat enter their consciousness”.
Alam also said that Imran was “not too familiar with the demands and tactics employed in this condensed, post-modern format of the game.”