With a huge crowd of 87, 182 people at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The last few minutes of the World Cup 1992 were crucial. People at both Pakistan and at the stadium in those moments were profusely sweating and mouths were mumbling all kinds of prayers. And with smart captaincy and brilliant team play, Pakistan won the 1992 World Cup. Making history for the rest of our lives!
Get ready for the goosebumps!
Cricket has always been a source of zeal and pomp for every Pakistani. All of the Desi families practically grew up with Pakistani national songs and watching cricket. Boys playing street cricket and chasing their passions is all we have.
World Cup 1992 Pakistan
Pakistan’s legendary former fast-bowler Wasim Akram and former batsman Ramiz Raja who were the major part of the country’s World Cup win shared their experiences. They both talked about how nerve-wracking the whole experience was and how a historic the World Cup win was for both of them.
Wasim Akram shared his gratitude on social media, he wrote on Twitter “Today I’m not only celebrating a very important day of my career but one of the most memorable days for Pakistan.”
Sharing the experiences
Ramiz Raja revealed that Pakistan had a miserable start when they arrived in Australia for the World Cup tournament. What kept the team going were the brilliant leadership and the driven motive to achieving the glory.
“There seemed to be a selection process when we first got to Australia because we were the first team to show up. Our captain wanted us to acclimatise to the conditions and we took several extra players. We were losing to mediocre teams there and our confidence was low. We were trying out different combinations. Then we suddenly played West Indies and lost badly. We kept losing but one thing we had was the quality leadership of Imran Khan which kept us engaged,” shared Raja.
Wasim Akram on this account stated that Pakistan held on to hope even after defeats in the initial stages of the tournament.
“We even lost a game against an over-40 team. Our condition was really bad. Imran Khan still gave us confidence that we would win. We peaked at the right time and defeated one of the favorite teams of the tournament New Zealand. We had faith that we could beat them,” said Akram. “Once we started winning, we knew that we would keep the momentum going. Ramiz in the end took the final catch which was a great moment.”
The team work for World Cup 1992
The Pakistani team took part in World Cup without some of its important players like Waqar Younis and Saeed Anwar and the captain Imran Khan was also injured during the tournament. The team was not among the favorites throughout the tournament. Moreover the team did not perform very well in start as it lost three of their first five matches.
Even the most favourite team England lost the Cup to the champions of the age! The team work and the ambitions were strong enough to give them the victory they deserved!
Stand up for the champions!