Happy Birthday Imran Khan: Twitter erupts with wishes as PTI Chief turns 70
Former Pakistani cricket star turned politician Imran Khan celebrates his 70th birthday today and fans were quick to wish the populist leader on social media.
#ImranKhan, ‘Salgirah Mubarik Ho Khan Sahab’ and 'Pride of Pakistan', became Twitter trends in Pakistan as netizens took to the microblogging site to wish the former prime minister on his birthday.
Cricket Body handles and social media users shared Khan’s achievements as a champion cricketer, here are some of the tweets.
3,807 runs and 362 wickets in 88 Tests 🔴— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) October 5, 2022
3,709 runs and 182 wickets in 175 ODIs ⚪️
Third leading wicket-taker for 🇵🇰 in Tests 🥉
14-116 – Best match figures by a 🇵🇰 bowler 🥇
A match-winning all-rounder ⭐
1992 @cricketworldcup winning captain 🏆
Happy birthday to Imran Khan! pic.twitter.com/HtUuj2IEt7
The greatest moment in Pakistan cricket history?— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) October 5, 2022
Happy 70th birthday to Imran Khan, who led Pakistan to the 1992 World Cup trophy 🙌 pic.twitter.com/68PurBWtBp
Happy Birthday to our all time Prime Minister and Pride of Pakistan @ImranKhanPTI who has inspired us to fight and stand against all odds. May you continue to be blessed Mr. Khan❤️#HappyBirthdayImranKhan#سالگرہ_مبارک_ہو_خان_صاحب pic.twitter.com/zFQ17RMYMk— ADAM MEMON (@sweetmemon1) October 4, 2022
Earlier, the former ruling party launched a 'kindness drive' in honor of Chairman Imran Khan’s 70th birthday. PTI requested its supporters to perform acts of kindness as a tribute to Khan on his birthday.
Party also suggested supporters to visit the flood victims as millions were displaced due to the floods and have been homeless.
A look back at Khan's life
Imran Khan was the only son out of the five children of Ikramullah Khan Niazi and Shaukat Khanum. He received his primary education in Lahore, then moved to Britain for higher education, where he graduated from Oxford University.
He returned back to Pakistan in 1971 and joined Pakistan's national cricket team. He served as the captain of the team from 1982 and 1992 and the South Asia country bagged the country’s only world cup in 1992.
Ending his career, he entered the world of philanthropy and laid the foundation of Shaukat Khanum Hospital in the name of his mother who died battling the deadly disease.
Khan later formed his political party in 1996 while he struggled for more than a decade before being popular among the Pakistani youth. PTI first succeeded in forming a government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 2013 and came to power in the center in 2018.
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