Indian Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh's old relationship with Prime Minister Imran Khan came out.
According to Indian media, on his return from Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said that the family had a long-standing relationship through cricket with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.
It may be recalled that the Chief Minister of Indian Punjab, Kartapur, was among the first five and a half members who traveled from India to Pakistan to attend the inauguration of the transit. On the other side of the border, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Shah Mehmood Qureshi welcomed them and went to Gurdwara on the bus. The trip was only five minutes long, but it has revealed something new.
According to Indian media "Hindustan Times", a statement issued from the office of the Chief Minister Punjab said that during the short visit, there was talk of Kartarpur between the two, but in addition to these old memories of cricket were mentioned. The two have never met each other before, nor do they know each other personally, but Captain Amarinder Singh told Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan that the families of the two leaders have a special relationship with cricket.
He said that he had seen the Pakistani Prime Minister playing in cricket days as well as told the Prime Minister that Imran Khan's uncle played cricket for Patiala and India under the captaincy of Singh's father during 1934 and 1935.
According to the Chief Minister's Office, Captain Amarinder Singh said that his (Imran Khan) uncle Jahangir Khan played cricket with Mohammad Nisar, Lala Amarnath, fast bowler Amar Singh and batsmen Wazir Ali and Amir Ali for Patiala. The seven players were on the team headed by Captain Amarinder Singh's father, Yadavinder Singh, who was then the Maharaja of Patiala State.