Former Pakistan skipper and Prime Minister Imran Khan won’t be able to arrive at the special ceremony for the World Cup-winning captains. Apparently, the Apex Council has arranged a special ceremony for the ODI World Cup-winning skippers. This includes Clive Lloyd (West Indies), Kapil Dev (India), Allan Border (Australia), Arjuna Ranatunga (Sri Lanka), Steve Waugh (Australia), Ricky Ponting (Australia), MS Dhoni (India), Michael Clarke (Australia), and Eoin Morgan (England).
However, Khan, who was the World Cup-winning captain in 1992 before Ranatunga won’t be able to attend. Apparently, he was jailed for three years for concealing sales proceeds of state gifts received by him as PM of the country. Talking about the ceremony, it was started in 2015 (10th edition of the ODI World Cup). In the ceremony, the previous World Cup-winning skippers are always rewarded.
Talking about the captains who will arrive, Clive Lloyd was the World Cup-winning captain in 1975 and 1979. Dev won it in 1983 and Border won it four years. Ranatunga won it in 1996 while Waugh won in 1999. Legendary Ponting was the second captain to win it twice in 2003 and 2007. MS Dhoni became the second Indian skipper to win a World Cup as captain in 2011.
Michael Clarke, who played his last ODI in the 2015 final, is the fourth Australia skipper to win. On the other hand, Morgan is the first England skipper to win the ODI World Cup title four years back.
This is how Twitter reacted
Unreal disrespect “Imran Khan, who’s in prison” ????
— Cricket_dude (@Hatedguy123) November 17, 2023
Except Imran Khan,bro had to mention it specifically ? pic.twitter.com/AADGds5oGb
— Johns (@JohnyBravo183) November 17, 2023
Nah Johns, this is brutal ???
— Pr?tham (@Prxtham_18) November 17, 2023
Imran Khan attending World Cup Final. pic.twitter.com/7HuGRPkSN8
— Syed Irfan Ahmad (@Iam_SyedIrfan) November 17, 2023
Jay Shah should send one blazer to prison for Imran Khan ?
— Shreyy (@Sadly_shrey) November 17, 2023
Waiting for Thala Dhoni entry ?? pic.twitter.com/oUihef6sxk
— ? ? ? ? ? ? (@Raptor_VJ) November 17, 2023
Unreal disrespect “Imran Khan, who’s in prison” ???
— Mr.Yadav? (@Mr_Yadav360) November 17, 2023
@bcci should use Ajit dovals Unknown persons to deliver it to imran Khan ..
Ajit doval can help here .
— Eminent Woke (@WokePandemic) November 17, 2023
Imran khan from Jail ?? pic.twitter.com/Np6bSgWXl9
— Samira (@Logical_Girll) November 17, 2023
— umair khan (@ksz399) November 17, 2023