Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who had lifted the coveted World Cup trophy in 1992, took to Twitter and in a series of tweets, exhorted the current Pakistan team and captain Sarfaraz Ahmed to “banish all fear of losing” and give the match everything they had.
Imran Khan also gave advice on what Sarfaraz must do if he wins the toss and said, “Unless pitch is damp, Sarfaraz must win the toss & bat.” Imran Khan was one of the most charismatic and successful captains for Pakistan.
“When I started my cricketing career I assumed success was 70% talent & 30% mind. By the time I finished playing cricket I felt it was 50-50 ratio. But now I tend to agree with my friend Gavaskar it’s 60% mental strength & 40 % talent. Today role of mind will be more than 60%,” Imran Khan tweeted.
“Today, given the intensity of the match, both teams will come under great mental pressure and the power of the mind will decide the outcome of the match today. In Sarfaraz we are fortunate to have a bold captain & today he will have to be at his daring best.
“All fears of losing should be banished from the mind as the mind can only process one thought at a time. Fear of losing leads to a negative & defensive strategy & crucially mistakes by opponents are not pounced upon. So here are my suggestions for Sarfaraz & Pakistan team: