Islamabad, May 12: Several former and current Pakistani cricketers have come forward to register their support and solidarity with the former Prime Minister and cricketing legend Imran Khan.
â€˜Sultan of Swingâ€™:
The left-arm legendary pacer and former skipper of Pakistanâ€™s national cricket team Wasim Akram took to Twitter to support Imran Khan and deplored his arrest by the authorities.
â€œYou are one man, but you have the strength of millions.
Stay strong skipper . #BehindYouSkipper,â€ Akram tweeted.
Akram has 6.2 million followers on Twitter.
Similarly, another fast bowling legend Waqar Younis minced no words and expressed support and solidarity with his former skipper and cricketing hero, Imran Khan.
â€œRight behind you Skipperâ™¥ï¸.
Injustice at the end produces independence.More Power to you @ImranKhanPTI Lets protect our Leader & freedom #PakistanZindabad,â€ Younis wrote on Twitter.
Younis has over two million followers on Twitter.
Maverick fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar couldnâ€™t stop himself to lend support to former cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan. He said it was tragic to see a cricketing icon being mistreated in such a manner.
â€œIt’s a heart wrenching visual to see our national hero , @ImranKhanPTI being manhandled this way, considering he’s injured and has countless services for Pakistan, Where are we heading towards? Show some respect to our national heroâ€™s plzðŸ™ðŸ™ðŸ™,â€ Akhtar wrote on Twitter.
Akhtar has 5.9 million followers on Twitter.
Ace all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez (Mr. Professor) described the arrest of Khan as â€œpainful and condemnable act.â€ @ImranKhanPTI #ImranKhanArrest,â€ Hafeez tweeted.
Hafeez has 3.9 million followers on Twitter.
Shaheen Shah Afridi, the current Pakistani player, changed his Twitter display picture and shared his old picture with Imran Khan to show his support.
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said,
â€œMomino ki apas me aik dosre se mohabbat or hamdardi ki misaal aik jism ki tarah hai.
Jab uska koi hissa takleef me hota hai, to sara jism us takleef ko mehsoos kerta hai.â€
Bus ye yad rakhna hai k Pakistan hai, to hum hain. ðŸ™ ðŸ‡µðŸ‡° #Peace,â€ Afridi tweeted.
Afridi has 1.7 million followers on Twitter.