From Captain to PM, Imran’s rise is a story of struggle and resolve. A lot of people put it a struggle of 22 years …. 1996 to 2018 … but I would put it a journey of 47 years.
From an Atchison student to Oxford to country cricket and then graduating to Pakistan team at Edgbaston in 1971 both his phases were full of struggle.
But he challenged himself in equal terms and at both the platforms. He struggled with his action and once an umpire called, “right arm round the wicket, anywhere,” to suggest his wavering line.
Imran’s best came as captain. He became one by default, but he was destined to lead. From the outset he showed signs of “leader of men.” He led by example and the proverbial “from the front” was his strongest point.