With cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan set to become the next Prime Minister of Pakistan, cricketers from across the globe congratulated the Pakistani World Cup-winning captain for his electoral triumph. Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), however, is yet to release the final result.
According to the preliminary results, Imran’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has obtained a clear edge over other parties, including Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
Following the trends, PTI workers and supporters have started celebrations before the final results. The PTI chief is also set to address the nation shortly, according to the party’s official Twitter account.
— PTI (@PTIofficial) July 26, 2018
Social media abuzz with congratulatory messages for Imran as he is set to take over the reigns from Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as the Prime Minister of the country. From Kapil Dev to Shahid Afridi to Ramiz Raza, all took to Twitter congratulate the former Pakistan cricket captain:
— MUMTAZ (@ANKIANOON) July 26, 2018
22 years later, after humiliations, hurdles and sacrifices, my sons’ father is Pakistan’s next PM. It’s an incredible lesson in tenacity, belief & refusal to accept defeat. The challenge now is to remember why he entered politics in the 1st place. Congratulations @ImranKhanPTI
— Jemima Goldsmith (@Jemima_Khan) July 26, 2018
Who could be a bigger and better example of a leader than Imran Khan, who as a super star had the world at his feet and yet elbow greased for 22 years to work for his objective and vision..he’s special and we are proud to have him as our Prime Minister..
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) July 26, 2018
Congrats to @ImranKhanPTI i hope u guys will do the best for pakistani nation INSHALLAH___
— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) July 26, 2018
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) July 26, 2018
Congrat PTI and @ImranKhanPTI on a truly historic victory! The 22 yr old struggle has finally paid off & deservedly. Pakistanis have a lot of expectations from u I really hope u lead from the front! I request all opposing parties& media to accept the result and help rebuild __
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) July 26, 2018
This is the result of 22 years of conviction , relentless efforts , determination and not giving up!
Congratulations @ImranKhanPTI You have done it!!!#PrimeMinisterImranKhan #NayaPakistan #ElectionPakistan2018Results
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) July 26, 2018
Khan, who retired from cricket after winning the 1992 World Cup, took a plunge into politics in 1996 and launched the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party.