Speaking to reporters at his residence in Bani Gala, chairman of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Imran Khan said that the final match of the Pakistan Super League was “pretty decent” but not nearly as exciting as the final of the 1992 ICC World Cup.
“Don’t get me wrong here. I’m not saying that it wasn’t fun; it was,” he said. “It’s just that if you compare the sheer quality of the cricketing talent on display at the two matches, you can’t help but, well, compare.”
“I mean the players here were a decent enough set, but who can forget the sheer brilliance of Waseem Akram, of Inzamam,” he said. “Of course, it wasn’t just the cricketing performance. It was also the leadership that these players had. Sammy and Sarfraz are really nice chaps, don’t get me wrong, but do they really bring that firm grit that was, maybe at display at the ‘92 World Cup.”
“Yes, people keep talking about the PSL final, saying that a final without any untoward incident means that Pakistan has won,” he said. “But I keep thinking about the time when Pakistan actually did win, damn it!”
“I really don’t want to grab any attention,” he said at the podium at the press conference that he has arranged. “But these are my views. These are the views of my nation. I am only trying to understand these views.”