Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday offered his best wishes and advice to Pakistan cricket team as they prepare for the biggest rivalry of the World Cup 2019 against Indian cricket team led by Virat Kohli.
The match will take place at 3 PM today in Manchester, UK. In a twitter thread, the right armed medium-fast bowler turned politician termed Sarfaraz as a ‘bold captain’ and gave a list of guidelines to Pakistan to win over India.
Here is what Pakistan Prime Minister tweet thread reads:
“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%. 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.
So here are my suggestions for Sarfaraz & Pakistan team:
1. In order to have a winning offensive strategy, Sarfaraz must go in with specialist batsmen and bowlers because “Raillu Kattas” rarely perform under pressure – especially the intense kind that will be generated today.
2. Unless pitch is damp, Sarfaraz must win the toss & bat. Finally, even though India may be the favourites, banish all fear of losing. Just give your best and fight till the last ball. Then accept whatever the result like true sportsmen. The nation’s prayers are with all of you. Good Luck.”
Today, India and Pakistan will be locking horns in World Cup group stage match in Manchester, UK.