LAHORE: Current and previous members of the Pakistan nationwide cricket groups on Thursday joined to have fun some of the iconic and memorable moments within the nation’s cricket historical past — a 22-run victory over England within the ultimate of the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup on March 25, 1992, in entrance of greater than 89,000 spectators on the Melbourne Cricket Floor.
Whereas Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Nida Dar, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Younis Khan mirrored on the influence of Melbourne win on their careers, members of the 1992 aspect Aamer Sohail, Aqib Javed and Mushtaq Ahmed shared their experiences and the champions’ mindset with present members of the nationwide groups.
The World Cup victory was the catalyst for future triumphs, together with back-to-back ICC U19 Cricket World Cup titles in 2004 and 2006, ICC T20 World Cup 2009 trophy, lifting of the ICC Check Championship mace in 2016 and the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 victory at The Oval.
When Pakistan received the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, it turned solely the second nation after India to win all 4 ICC Majors — the World Cup, the T20 World Cup, Champions Trophy and the ICC Check Championship mace.
Younis Khan, who was 14 in 1992 and subsequently turned the second Pakistan captain to win a serious ICC occasion in 2009 earlier than ending as probably the most profitable Check batsman, mentioned in a PCB launch: “The ultimate of the 1992 World Cup is the one match of which I watched each ball. It was the month of Ramadan and I didn’t transfer from the place I used to be sitting, even for Iftar [to break the fast]. I keep in mind each ball of that match and it impressed me to win a trophy for my nation and fortuitously Pakistan received the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup underneath my captaincy in 2009. The 1992 World Cup victory modified the panorama of Pakistan’s cricket and after that we dominated the 90s,” he added.
Misbah-ul-Haq, who was 17 then and 24 years later lifted the ICC Check Championship mace, mentioned: “It was an vital milestone in our cricketing historical past and I do not forget that match. I used to be in FSc. We needed to stand up early within the morning to observe the matches and I’ve particular recollections of that occasion.
“That win impressed me to take up cricket. I used to play with a tape ball earlier than the 1992 win, however after it I began to play with the cricket ball. The best way Javed Miandad and Imran Khan-led the aspect and the way in which kids like Inzamam-ul-Haq, Wasim Akram and Aqib Javed rose to the event, I nonetheless keep in mind every little thing as it’s. These moments turned the shining gentle for me all through my cricketing profession and I utilized them in my captaincy,” he added.
Sarfaraz Ahmed, who was then a five-year-old however captained Pakistan to ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2006 and ICC Champions Trophy 2017 titles, mentioned: “I used to be 5 when Pakistan received the World Cup and it’s a type of moments which stick with you from the childhood. I began to play cricket after that win. I feel it revived cricket within the nation and it gave us the celebs in Inzamam-ul-Haq, Mushtaq Ahmed and Moin Khan who went on to grow to be legends. That victory stays an enormous motivation for us as after it we went on to win the Asia Cup and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017. Such victories encourage the approaching generations to push themselves,” he added.