Imran Khan damaged Pakistan cricket: Aamir Sohail

Imran is responsible for the current state of cricket in Pakistan, says former cricketer.

Web Desk June 16, 2013
Former Pakistani cricketer and team captain Imran Khan. PHOTO: AFP

A day after Pakistan suffered a loss against India, former Pakistani cricketer Aamir Sohail claimed that World Cup-winning former captain, Imran Khan is responsible for the current abysmal state of the sport in the country, Times of India reported.

"I want to say clearly here and for once we must face the truth that Imran is responsible for the state of affairs in our cricket," Sohail said.

Sohail was addressing Pakistan’s latest defeat to India in a Champions Trophy match on a news channel, with fellow guests Zaheer Abbas and Younus Khan.

“Imran damaged Pakistan cricket by encouraging our bowlers to tamper with the ball. This has led to a culture where we can't produce good new ball bowlers or quality openers,” Sohail added.

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Such Bolta Hoon | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

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Amir wants to be on the PCB payrol so such statements will please the masters.

Disgraceful.......

Rohit | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

I am an Indian and a great fan of Imran Khan. I don't have much time to write on Imran Khan's achievements as that would be a huge essay. But shortly, he at least won a world cup for Pakistan, and what did Aamir Sohail achieve. Pakistan was on a roller coaster to win 1996 world cup quarter final against India when Aamir started an argument with V Prasad and got bold on the very next ball, Pakistan lost that match and the world cup. Empty vessels make more noise. Ever seen Sachin Tendulkar to make such statements. Aamir should learn to be Humble and more important - RESPECT. IMRAN KHAN DESERVES LOADS OF RESPECT.

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