PM Khan gives advice to Pakistan team ahead of World Cup clash with India
Prime Minister Imran Khan, who led Pakistan to a Cricket World Cup victory in 1992, gave his suggestions on Sunday to the team ahead of their high-voltage match against India.
The former captain Pakistan and cricketing legend gave his suggestions in a series of messages on Twitter.
The prime minister started by recalling how the game had transformed over the years and how it now required significant mental strength.
"When I started my cricketing career I assumed success was 70% talent & 30% mind. By the time I finished playing cricket I felt it was 50-50 ratio," he said.
"But now I tend to agree with my friend Gavaskar it's 60% mental strength & 40 % talent. Today role of mind will be more than 60%."
2/5 Today, given the intensity of the match, both teams will come under great mental pressure and the power of the mind will decide the outcome of the match today. In Sarfaraz ...
World Cup 2019: Pakistani Sikhs pray for country’s win over traditional rival India
Members of the Sikh community in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) are hopeful for the country’s record-breaking win against arch-rival India in Sunday’s World Cup encounter in Manchester.
Pakistan’s national team has yet to win a cricket World Cup match against the eastern neighbour despite having a better overall one-day international record against them.
The Sikh community is backing the national team to create history in the showdown. Special prayers will be held for Pakistan’s victory in different places throughout the province. They will also organise live screening of the 50-over match.
Guruvinder Singh, a young entrepreneur belonging to the community, told to media that the national team had brought the trophy under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan in 1992 and hoped that the boys in green will repeat the performance 27 years after the team brought home its only world title.
He hoped that the players would give ...
India continue unbeaten streak against Pakistan at World Cup
India secured an emphatic victory over Pakistan at Old Trafford in a key World Cup fixture on Sunday, maintaining their unbeaten streak against the Greenshirts at the tournament.
India set Pakistan a 337-run target to chase down. However, after a spell of rain interrupted the Pakistan innings in the 35th over, the target was adjusted to 302 runs, while the length of the innings was revised down to 40 overs.
Once the covers came off, Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan kept up a steady rhythm but it just wasn't enough to score the 136 needed off 30 balls to win.
Rohit Sharma was named Man of the Match for his second century this World Cup.
Lokesh Rahul, promoted in the absence of the injured Shikhar Dhawan, and Rohit Sharma started the Indian innings, whereas the pairing of Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali shared the new ball for Pakistan.
Amir, as he has ...