File image of former Pakistan captain, batsman and coach Javed Miandad.(Getty Images)
File image of former Pakistan captain, batsman and coach Javed Miandad.(Getty Images)

Former India coach Madan Lal slams former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad for controversial remarks on Imran Khan

Miandad had accused Imran Khan of ruining the state of affairs of cricket in Pakistan by favouring foreigners over countrymen for several key positions in the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 07:31 AM IST

Madan Lal, former India coach and player and member of BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee, has slammed Javed Miandad for his controversial statements against Pakistan Prime Minister and World Cup winning captain Imran Khan..

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Miandad had accused Imran Khan of ruining the state of affairs of cricket in Pakistan by favouring foreigners over countrymen for several key positions in the Pakistan Cricket Board. Lal, a World Cup winner for India, who later went on to coach the national cricket team, feels ‘lack of education’ is visible in the way Miandad has spoken and said that his statements ‘make no sense.’

“Whatever he is talking, doesn’t make sense, shows how much educated he is. He had previously made a remark on Kashmir as well as about our Prime Minister. Don’t you think he is a bit unstable?,” Lal said on Sports Tak.

Miandad in his comments, was indirectly referring to Wasim Khan, the CEO of PCB, and someone who was born and brought up in England. Miandad wasn’t happy that Imran appointed Wasim for an influential position in the country’s cricket board.

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“All officials in the PCB do not know the ABC of the sport. I will talk to Imran Khan personally about the sad state of affairs. I will not leave anyone that is not right for our country,” Miandad said on his official YouTube channel.

“You appointed a foreigner on a key position. What will happen when he flees the country after doing corruption? Is there a shortage of people in your own country that you had to bring people from abroad to work in the PCB?”

Miandad went on to land some more barbs on Imran by stating that he acts like God now. He also claimed that Imran went to his home and ‘came out as a Prime Minister’.

“I was your captain; you weren’t my captain. I’ll come to politics and then I’ll talk to you. I was the one who led you all the time, but you act like God now. It is almost like you’re the only intelligent person in this country as if no one has gone to Oxford or Cambridge or any other university in Pakistan. Think about the people,” said Miandad.

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