DUBAI - As Pakistan gears up for election day on July 25, Pakistani celebrities have thrown their weight behind cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and his message of 'Naya Pakistan' (New Pakistan).
Former Pakistani cricket stars have come out in support of Khan and his political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
"It was in your leadership skip @ImrankhanPTI that we became world champions in 1992. It is in your leadership that we can again become a great democratic country," tweeted Wasim Akram.
Even cricket legend Shahid Afridi posted an adorable video of his daughters expressing their support for Khan. Recorded from an apartment on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah, Afridi's young daughters said that Imran Khan will make a better Pakistan - urging others to vote for him and his party on poll day:
BehindYouSkipper became one of the country's top trending hashtags as celebrities and former cricketers came to Khan's support.
Former Australian star Dean Jones also lent his support.
"I am not a political person... but @ImranKhanPTI I would have loved to play under.... great leader and would do well for Pakistan if given the opportunity," he tweeted.
Imran Khan was catapulted to global fame as a World Cup cricket champion.
Khan's chances of becoming prime minister on July 25 are believed to be his best since entering politics two decades ago. But critics allege the electoral playing field is being fixed for the erstwhile fast bowling all-rounder by the powerful military.
Recent polls show PTI's popularity climbing nationally.