PM lauds performance of interim cricket team against Australia

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ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday lauded the performance of the interim Pakistan cricket team in the recently concluded ODI series against Australia.

While Pakistan were defeated 5-0 in the series, the Prime Minister said it is not the responsibility for the interim setup to win.

“The interim setup is there to achieve bigger goals, it is there to help others win,” he said while talking to the media. “The interim team should not be judged on what it achieved itself, it should be judged based on what it helped others achieve.”

PM Khan, himself a former cricket captain who won the ODI World Cup in 1992, said that interim teams aren’t scored on what they do. “What is more important and more decisive is what they do not do,” he said.

The Prime Minister further congratulated the nation for becoming the first country to play an interim cricket side in an international series.

“This is the Naya Pakistan that we promised. Look at the team that we got at the start of our tenure and look at what we are already delivering” Khan said.

“And I have been talking about wanting to emulate the Australian model for years. Soon others will be emulating our interim cricket model.”