Sidhu, who has more than three decade’s association with Imran as a cricketer and commentator, said he got the invite in a personal capacity. “Khan Saab even called me up inviting for the event on Friday. We chatted for a few minutes. I congratulated and conveyed my best wishes to him. This invite is in personal capacity and I have forwarded it to the union government for perusal,” said Sidhu while speaking with TOI.
The invite sent from PTI chairman’s secretariat said: “It’s indeed a great pleasure to have invited you for the oath-taking ceremony of PTI’s Chairman Imran Khan as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. The event will be held in Islamabad on Saturday, August 18, 2018. We would want you to kindly grace this historic occasion with your presence.”
Sidhu disclosed that former Indian Cricket team captain Kapil Dev, who has been Imran’s contemporary, has also confirmed having received an invite.
Recalling his association with Imran, Sidhu said, his indomitable spirit and ability to lead from the front has been the hallmark of Imran’s towering personality and his ascend to the prime ministership is set to give a new beginning to the India-Pakistan relations in the coming times.