Howzat? Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s aide is ridiculed after tweeting an image he believed was his boss during his playing days – but was actually Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar
- Naeem ul Haque, a special assistant to Khan, uploaded the photo to his Twitter
- He mistook Khan for a photo of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar back in 1988
- Twitter users mocked Haque after with photos of celebrities with false captions
One of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s aides has been mocked after mistakenly tweeting a picture of Sachin Tendulkar thinking it was his boss.
Naeem ul Haque, a special assistant to Khan, uploaded a photo of Tendulkar hitting his maiden first-class century in 1988 to Twitter alongside the caption ‘PM Imran Khan 1969.’
Ul Haque had presumably intended to upload a picture of his boss in his playing days, since Khan was also a legendary cricketer in his time.
Special assistant to Khan Naeem ul Haque tweeted a picture he believed was his boss during his playing career
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan (pictured) enjoyed a successful cricket career throughout the 1970s and 1980s
Soon afterwards, eagle-eyed Twitter users pointed out his mistake.
Several online commentators mocked Ul Haque by posting a picture captioned ‘Imran Khan 2030’ with a snap of deceased Libyan dictator Colonel Qaddafi.
Another posted a picture of the real Imran Khan with the caption: ‘Sachin Tendulkar, 1988’.
Both Khan and Tendulkar are considered two of the greatest talents in the history of cricket – through their careers spanned different decades.
Khan played for Pakistan throughout the 1970s and 80s before retiring in the early 1990s.
Tendulkar meanwhile made his debut for India in 1989 and went on to captain his country and score the most Test runs of any batsmen ever.
The Twitter blunder comes just days after Khan himself was mocked for misattributing an inspirational quote credited to Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
Ul Haque posted a picture of Sachin Tendulkar making his maiden first class century in 1988 (left). Right: Imran Khan batting at Lord’s in 1987
Twitter users mercilessly mocked Ul Haque after he made the error by posting pictures of other celebrities alongside incorrect captions