Fight till the last ball; PM Imran Khan advises Pakistan Cricket team

New Delhi | Ahead of the crucial encounter in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup between arch-rival India and Pakistan, the Pakistan PM Imran Khan has advised his national team to fight till the last ball and give their best.

Imran Khan who is termed as the all-time greatest cricketer the country has ever the ever produced extending his support to the team wrote that though many believe India as the favorites, the player should banish their fear fight till the last ball and accept the results like true sportsmen.

The WorldCup winning cricketer in a series of tweet wrote, 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. 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%.”

Advising Pakistan team captain Sarfaraz Khan to win the toss and bat first, Khan wrote,” In order to have a winning offensive strategy Sarfaraz must go in with specialist batsmen and bowler. He further added that “Raillu Kattas” rarely perform under pressure – especially the intense kind that will be generated today.” Raillu Kattas’ is a term used in Pakistan Street Cricket for players who don’t put any value to the team.

Writing about the intensity and mental pressure during the game, the Pakistani Prime Minister wrote the country is fortunate to have a captain like Sarfaraz. He wrote, “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, we are fortunate to have a bold captain & today he will have to be at his daring best.”

“All fears of losing should be banished from the mind as the mind can only process one thought at a time. Fear of losing leads to a negative & defensive strategy & crucially mistakes by opponents are not pounced upon,” he added.

Pakistan today plays India in the 7th head to head encounter between both the neighbours in the ICC WorldCup at Manchester in England. The Sarfaraz led team would like to change the history by breaking the Indian teams invincible record against them.

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