During the fourth T20I between New Zealand and Pakistan, a spectator in the crowd held up the poster of former Pakistan captain and ex-Prime Minister at Hagley Oval Stadium in Christchurch on Friday, January 19.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan has been lodged in the jail since his removal from Prime Ministerial post in April 2022, facing multiple charges on corruption and abuse of authority.
Even after the serious charges against him, Imran Khan has a huge fan following, which was evident during the match between Pakistan and New Zealand in Christchurch. In a viral video, a fan reached into the crowd and can be holding up the poster of former Pakistan captain on which ' A Legend of the Legends' was written on it.
Imran Khan was arrested by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from Islamabad High Court In May 2023 on the charges of corruption in connection with the Al-Qadir Trust, which he owns along with his wife, Bushra Bibi.
PTI chief Imran Khan was ousted as Pakistan's Prime Minister through vote of no confidence on the floor of parliament as he lost the majority following a series defections of his party leaders. In April 2022, the 71-year-old was removed from the parliament in April 2022, since then, several lawsuits and criminal cases have been filed against him.
Pakistan lost to New Zealand by seven wickets in 4th T20I
Meanwhile, Pakistan suffered yet another defeat in the ongoing five-match T20I against New Zealand as the visitors lost the 4th T20I by seven wickets at Hagley Oval in Hamilton.
After posting a total 158/5 on the board, thanks to Mohammad Rizwan's brilliant unbeaten 90-run knock, Pakistan failed to defend it as New Zealand chased 159-run target with 11 balls to spare.
Pakistan's pace spearhead Shaheen Afridi triggered an early collapse in New Zealand's batting by picking wickets of Finn Allen, Tim Seifert, and Will Young and reduced Kiwis to 20/3.
However, Daryll Mitchell (72) and Glenn Phillips (70) formed an unbeaten 139-run partnership for the fourth wicket to turn the game around for New Zealand. The power-hitting duo took Pakistan bowlers to cleaners by smashing 12 fours and 5 sixes.
New Zealand and Pakistan will play the fifth and final T20I of the series on January 21 at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.