Kolkota: Pakistan’s legendary cricketer Imran Khan left for India on Friday to attend the 2016 World Twenty20’s. A marquee clash between the two sub-continent giants will take place at the iconic Eden Gardens on March 19.
But Imran, who would be accompanying his once most trustworthy striker Wasim Akram, will be much more than a spectator. He will be providing captain Shahid Afridi with tips which he gained through his experience.
“Shahid Afridi had sought my advice on Pakistan’s match against India. I don’t know what exactly Pakistan team’s grey areas are, but I will try to give them suggestions in the light of my own experience,” Imran told reporters at his Bani Gala residence.
“I’ll suggest the players against succumbing to any pressure.”
Meanwhile Imran, 63, will also be meeting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during his stay. “People-to-people contacts are necessary for bettering the relations between the two neighbours,” he said, but added “the relations should be based on mutual respect”.