WC 2003 - Imran hopes Pakistan would sneak into Super Sixes

Published: Wednesday, February 5, 2003, 19:01 [IST]
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New Delhi: Former Pakistani skipper Imran Khan was hoping against hope that the team would sneak into the Super Sixes and have another go at India, but was unsure whether it would be able to extract revenge for Saturday'scrushing defeat.

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"Even if the result is the same as last night (when India defeated Pakistan by six wickets), at least there will be a better understanding between the two sides," Khan said on Sunday while participating in India Today Conclave. The cricketer-turned-politician also revealed that India's cricketing legend Sunil Gavaskar was his "biggest enemy as well as only friend."

"During our matches, my entire concentration was bowling him out and for that I used all my energy, while as he used his skills in defeating in my ambitions," Khan said. But he added that after the game, "We were the best of the friends and used to enjoy a lot. Even today, when my entire lifestyle has changed after Ijoined politics and when I am left with no friends in the cricketing world, I still have Gavaskar with whom I share the best of relationship," Khan said. PTI

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