Imran Khan, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan and the captain who won the ODI World Cup in 1992, is once again engaged in the struggle for power. When the throne was overturned from the post of Prime Minister, once again people got a chance to see Imran Khan who took out the front. Apart from the corridors of politics, Imran Khan is once again in headlines, but this time because of cricket.
The reason for this is a medal received from India in the year 1987, which is currently featured in Pakistani news. What is the story behind this medal, what is its connection with Imran Khan and India, know…
Pakistan’s Defense Minister Khwaja Asif recently claimed in a TV interview that Imran Khan had sold a gold medal received from India for just Rs 3000. This statement created a stir and different claims were presented, meanwhile a coin collector from Pakistan informed that he had bought that gold medal of Imran Khan in an auction.
Amazing story. Shakeel Ahmad from Kasur bought a Gold Medal just for 3000 Rs in 2014 and after some time he came to know that this Gold Medal was given to@ImranKhanPTIby Cricket Club of India in 1987 in Mumbai. He donated that Gold Medal to Pakistan Cricket Board. pic.twitter.com/Elh371eyF7
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) October 22, 2022
Shakeel Ahmed of Kasur claimed in a conversation with senior Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir that in the year 2014 he had bought some medals from Lahore, one of them was of Imran Khan. According to Shakeel Ahmed, for 2 years he was trying to return this medal to Imran Khan because it is a part of the history of cricket. Shakeel Ahmed later handed over the medal to the Pakistan Cricket Board, which was later kept in the PCB Museum.
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When and where did Imran Khan get the medal?
Pakistan cricket team came on a tour of India in the year 1987 under the leadership of Imran Khan. A series of first five Tests was to be played here, a friendly match took place on 20 January 1987 before the start of the series. Mumbai-based Cricket Club of India (CCI) had completed 50 years, in such a situation a match of 40-40 overs was organized between India and Pakistan. On this occasion, Imran Khan was honored by CCI and this medal was handed over.
Sachin Tendulkar’s special connection
The special thing is that Abdul Qadir of Pakistan was injured in this match and 14-year-old Sachin Tendulkar did fielding for Pakistan. Ravi Shastri captained Team India in this match, while batting first, Pakistan scored 189 runs in 39.5 overs. Which India got in 39 overs by losing 4 wickets. For India, Mohammad Azharuddin scored 80, Roger Binny scored 63 runs. Captain Ravi Shastri also took 3 wickets for 35 runs while bowling.
Pakistan played 6 ODIs and 5 Test matches in India on this tour. Pakistan won the Test series 1-0, while the ODI series was also captured 5-1.