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Imran Khan: Pakistan’s Legendry Bowler Said It

” Actually you know we were more thinking of this election as basically a victory because we were zero in September. No one knew us. There was no party. ”              

” And neither did we confuse the people who wanted to vote for us, in Pakistan the issue is not whether you are an Islamic Fundamentalist. ”             

” And when the pressure was on us, the team handled it very well. One has to learn to play well under pressure. ”                      

                ” At the moment we have a ruling class that has one law and the people the other. ”          

                ” Basically, Sachin is a stroke player. ”          

                ” But having set myself these goals, I had to work really hard to achieve them. ”                    

                ” But I always knew I would excel in cricket. ”          

                ” But I don’t need to use politics as a way of making money. ”         

                ” But ultimately it comes down to how the team performs on the day. ”                    

” Cricket is a pressure game, and when it comes to an India-Pakistan match the pressure is doubled. ”        

” During my 21 years of playing cricket, I have never been approached by anyone or offered a bribe. ”       

” Everybody accuses the national cricketers whenever they lose a match – it’s simply ridiculous. The earlier it ends, the better it is for Pakistan cricket. ”            

” Greed is the essence (and) the amount of one-day cricket being played has devalued its own importance. ”        

                ” I believed in myself. I never imagined myself as just an ordinary player. ”               

” I did not lose this election, or had a bad result compared with what we might have got because of Islam. “

                ” I don’t know about whether I thought I would make it this big. ”                 

” I expected the sleaze, you know it wasn’t something I was demoralized or angry about. Actually it was a great experience for me. ”          

                ” I feel an independent accountability commission should audit all government services. ”                

” I guess this is where I feel I was probably different from other cricketers. I was not satisfied, so I was always pushing myself harder. ”                  


” I have always believed that one should not be scared of losing, I think that really is the key.”      

” I never thought of myself as some student who would get a first, but I was quite regular and good with my work. ”                  

” I think it’s a positive move from India to revive cricket because cricket can help in the peace process. ”                    

                ” I wanted to be an outstanding player, that was my ambition. ”                    

” If core issues like Kashmir are addressed properly, Pakistan and India can move towards normalisation of relations. ”              

” If one area I felt it was a tough election was I couldn’t see my young son and I couldn’t see my wife a lot, but apart from that for her also it was an experience. ”          

                ” If your house is burning, wouldn’t you try and put out the fire? ”                

” In a country where half a million die every year only for drinking polluted water, it is more necessary for us to do something for them. ”       

                ” In fact the experience at Oxford has really helped me later in life. ”          

                ” In Pakistan politics is hereditary. ”             

                ” It’s more important to try to do something for the crores of poor people of my country. “

” Just give it everything you’ve got and bowl as fast as possible. ”                  

” One is actually the democracy here, you know, people are, people assume that this election means that there is democracy in Pakistan. There is no democracy. ”                   

                ” Pakistan needs to have decentralisation and a good local government system. ”                 

” People didn’t wasn’t the People’s party to come in to power again, so they saw NS a viable alternative not us, because everyone knew we were not ready. ”      

” People wanted to vote for us but the mechanics of getting the voters to the polling stations we didn’t have. We did not have the money most of all . ”        

                ” Personally I don’t think solving corruption is such a big problem. ”              

 ” Players get paid more now than ever in cricket history so it’s quite clear that the amount you get paid has nothing to do with whether or not you’re being tempted. ”              

                ” So for us any gain we had in election, one vote that we got, was a win. ”                

” So Oxford provided the perfect balance for me – to play top class cricket as well as get a top class education. ”     


” That’s why, in spite of being defeated regularly in elections, I am not leaving the field. It’s tough, but then I love challenging tasks. ”              

                ” The future of Indo-Pak cricket will depend on how the peace process goes. ”      

” The main reason was the opposition very cleverly exploited my marriage and the Jewish conspiracy was really exploited I this country. ”                 

” The problem is that the credibility of both Benazir and the Sharif government is so poor that the citizens don’t know what is really happening. ”                  

” The sort of money that is spent in politics, it is not possible for common citizens, normal people to fight elections. ”                  

” The team that is going to win is the one that does its homework the best by studying its opponents. “

                ” The team which handles the pressure best, carries the day. ”      

                ” There can only be democracy when money is not allowed to be spent in Politics. ”            

” They do not understand Islam, and I think that is one area where perhaps I hope one day I will play a role in actually making people understand what we perceive Islam to be. ”            

                ” They have played like tigers so far and they shall continue to do so even today. ”               

                ” What I perceive, is above all justice, where everyone has the same law. ”              

” What most people didn’t realize in the Western countries is that here its not a question of having supporters, its a question of getting these votes to the polling stations. ”                   

                ” Win or lose today I am proud of the way my boys have played in the tournament. ”          

                ” Yes, cricket has changed a lot. It is more scientific and you need more planning. ”               

” You know I consider myself well off in Pakistan terms. There is no way I can have the money to fight this election. “


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