Skip to main content

18 years of World Cup 1992 heroics

[reference]http://blogs.cricinfo.com/diffstrokes/archives/2010/03/_pakistan_moment_of_glory.php[/reference]

Yesterday, 25 March 2010 was the 18th celebration of Pakistan's emphatic 50over World Cup win in Melbourne Cricket Ground - Victoria, Australia in 1992

During those days like Cricinfo.com, I was also a infant but the way I heard from my elders and later thanks to YouTube.com and electronic media, it was literally an emphatic win and like the last year's T20 win in England, even those days Pakistan wasn't rated that much as this team was injury hit team as there were limitation in bowl;ing thanks to injury of Waqar Younis, limitation in opening with injury to Saeed Anwar and thats why there were 3 new faces or should I say rookies and even Imran Khan played the tournament with some shoulder injury and Intikhab Alam used to give him pain killers before the encounters.

Bowling was limited to Wasim Akram, Aqib Javed, Mushtaq Ahmed and than list of part timers like Amir Sohail, Salim Malik, Wasim Haider etc. So I think myself that it was the captaincy of great Imran Khan who led his side to the victory stand and kept them motivated, and that resulted in generating performances like Moin Khan and Inzi against the Kiwis in their own backyard, Aqib Javed's great new mystery slow ball that took the wicket of Greatbatch and how can we forgot the breath taking spell of great Wasim Akram which literally hit the last nail on the coffin for England.

If we compared that time to today, we still have alot of talent, its just that we lack in consistency and leadership, if we have a consistent leadership, we can rule the world- just like the anthem of world cup 1992 stated. We should also remember that no one even rated us in last year's T20 world cup, but we had it in our pocket and now after a month we would be defending the same title in the West Indies.

Lets keep our hopes alive and pray just like the Pakistanis all around the world on 25th March 1992 prayed for, although it was the month of Ramadan but still Allah listens to its people all year round, so we should not loose hope because Pakistan team has performed well under pressure, we should remember that.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Pakistan and 2011

Pakistan unexpectedly had an awesome 2011 Pakistan's Record in 2011
Test Series'Resultagainst New ZealandWon 1-0 (2)against West Indiesdrawn (2)against ZimbabweWon 1-0 (1)against Sri LankaWon 1-0 (3)against BangladeshWon 2-0 (2)
Overall Test Matches Figures for PakistanTeam Mat WonLost Tied Draw W/L Ave RPO HS LS Pakistan10 61 0 3 6.00 41.59 2.88 594 160
One Day International Series'Resultagainst New ZealandWon 3-2 (6)ICC Cricket World Cup 2011Semi Finalist 2against West IndiesWon 3-2 (5)against IrelandWon 2-0 (2)against ZimbabweWon 3-0 (3)against Sri LankaWon 4-1 (5)against BangladeshWon 3-0 (3)
Overall One Day International Matches Figures for PakistanTeam Mat WonLost Tied Draw W/L Ave

Whether you agree or not, much to learn than celebrating

More cons than pros, when we talk about the outcome of this seriesAtlast the end of Pakistan-England series about to, when Pakistan would be facing the English at Abu Dhabi tomorrow for the final and the decider T20 match, where according to the points table, both teams are equally poised but in my personal opinion, Pakistan's batting woes were exposed in this series. On the longer version, they were able to hide their weakness but in One Day and T20 series, it were exposed and not only exposed but exposed miserably. In such circumstances, even IF Pakistan able to clinch the series, still I won't be rating it as a big achievement due to genetic flaw in our batting and than fielding. Earlier it were said that out fielding and than batting were headache, I slightly differ the equation in putting batting first and than fielding, because although Pakistan DID had an exceptional 2011 but they won it on bowling basis, secondly Pakistan is going through the same phase, l…

The day after the thrashing

Today i.e. 16th June 2013, the day when Pakistan is all out from the penultimate edition of the ICC Champions Trophy, a trophy which Pakistan couldn't stage on their closet. But the time when the team was announced for Pakistan, since than whenever someone was asking me about the same including some of my Indian colleagues, I was not optimistic since what I already had heard about England and its weather at the start of their and the European summer, is very windy, cloudy, overcast and chances may that there would
going to be rain intervals for sure, and therefore in our current team there were no players except Misbah himself who could able to play the ball late and could shift gears to back foot.

As far as our bowling was concerned, I was not satisfied in a sense that no doubt pace battery was awesome but on a broader perspective it was a monotone attack because all left handers, except Wahab Riaz none was able to generate late swing or taking advantage of the la…