With Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan all set to become the first sportsman ever to be elected as the prime minister of a country, Pakistan’s athletes have huge expectations from their leader.

Imran Khan’s PTI won the most number of seats in the center and is hot favorites to form Pakistan’s next Federal Governmen The ex-cricketer has always laid emphasis on the decline of sports in Pakistan and promised on various occasions that if he ever comes into power, his team will do the best it can to revolutionize sports in the country.

Pakistan’s young cricketers are really hopeful that during the tenure of the 65-year-old, cricket will flourish both at a national and international level. According to some young sportsmen, they voted for Khan’s PTI only because they wanted to see an improvement in the sports department overall.

Talking to media, a young cricketer said, “Obviously we have high expectations from him because he himself has been a great sportsman. He understands the game of cricket well and we expect that he understands the financial needs of upcoming cricketers better than anyone else. Hopefully he will do his best to improve the financial situation of the sport.”

“Firstly, the new chairman of PCB should be a sportsman because we want someone to lead the board who understands the game from a professional level. Previous chairmen have never paid attention to the players’ problems especially at the club and zonal levels,” the young cricketer said.

“We expect such problems to be addressed once Imran comes into power,” said another young cricketer. Other players further elaborated, “Imran Khan has always talked about merit based selection in his speeches and frankly he did the same during his captaining days. We expect him to do the same with respect to Cricket once he becomes PM”.

“The biggest problem with every sport is corruption. I expect Khan to set positive precedents and punish all such cricketers that taint the image of Pakistan by doing corruption.”