The Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan turned 68 on October 5, 2020, today. The cricketer-turned-politician is now just two years less for becoming a septuagenarian.
As expected, the birthday of PM Imran was noticed far and wide on Twitter, with both his political supporters as well as his cricket fans wishing him well.
#HappyBirthdayPMImranKhan suddenly became the number one Twitter trend in Pakistan.
Cricketing confidante of PM Imran, Javed Miandad was among the first ones to wish him on his birthday, doing so almost as the date changed to October 5 in the wee hours of Monday.
— Javed Miandad 🇵🇰 (@I_JavedMiandad) October 4, 2020
The Pakistan Cricket Board, whose patron-in-chief the prime minister is, was amongst the first cricketing bodies to wish him on his birthday:
3807 runs and 362 wickets in Tests 🔴
3709 runs and 182 wickets in ODIs ⚪️
Third leading wicket-taker for Pakistan in Tests 🥉
A match-winning all rounder ⭐
A @cricketworldcup winning captain 🏆
And our Prime Minister 🇵🇰
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) October 5, 2020
The International Cricket Council also wished him his birthday along with Former SAPM for Information and Broadcasting, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Indian sports writer Joy Bhattacharjya, Pak Passion Editor Saj Sadiq and Pakistani film star Shaan.
👕 263 international appearances
☝️ 544 wickets
🏏 7516 runs
Led Pakistan to the title in ICC @cricketworldcup 1992 🏆
— ICC (@ICC) October 5, 2020
— Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan (@Dr_FirdousPTI) October 5, 2020
Imran Khan was a great cricketer & an inspirational leader. But by far his greatest contribution to the game was his crusade for neutral umpires. He made it happen in 1986, when Indian umpires Ramaswamy & Piloo Reporter stood in a Pak West Indies test in Lahore.
Changed cricket! pic.twitter.com/DGpD5JteCM
— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) October 5, 2020
#OnThisDay in 1952. The legend Imran Khan was born in Lahore. The greatest ever Pakistani cricketer, he's been an inspiration for many. He captained Pakistan brilliantly, rounding off his career with the 1992 World Cup victory before entering politics & becoming Prime-Minister pic.twitter.com/Gagz2fB7ql
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) October 5, 2020
happy birthday dear PM @ImranKhanPTI .You were born to fulfil a destiny. May the ALMIGHTY guide you , give you strength ,health , and power to overcome all enemies of Pakistan . pic.twitter.com/ovNtvEIGP8
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) October 5, 2020