Cricketers recall fond memories of 1992 World Cup win

By: News Desk      Published: 12:35 PM, 25 Mar, 2021
Cricketers recall fond memories of 1992 World Cup win

Pakistani cricketers recalled fond memories of 25 March 1992, the day Pakistan won the Cricket World Cup, under the captaincy of Imran Khan, as they defeated England by 22 runs to lift their first-ever trophy, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said, “Our cricket stars go down memory lane and recall some fond memories of 25 March 1992.”

Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan team’s current head coach and former chief selector of the Pakistan national team said, “Today is an important day for all the cricket watchers and lovers. I was in FSc and we had to wake up early in the morning to see the match due to the New Zealand timing.”

“The role of Imran Khan and Javed Bhai was commendable along with Inzi Bhai inning and youngsters performances. I also remember Waseem Akram and Aqib Javed’s bowling too,” he added.

Former test team skipper Younis Khan commented that he remembered the day because it was Ramazan and he watched the complete match ball-to-ball. 

Cricketer Nida Dar recalled the memory and maintained that her whole family celebrated the victory of the Pakistan team in the final match.

Muhammad Hafeez said, “This was proud moment for any Pakistani. I was 12-year-old at that time. I was not aware of cricket much at that time but surely celebrated the cricket frenzy moments with the nation.”

“I must say the first step for me becoming a cricketer was 1992 World Cup,” he said.  

Former skipper Sarfraz Ahmed said he was five years old and remembered the moments when the whole Pakistani nation was celebrating. “Pakistan got great players from the 1992 World Cup match,” he added.

It may be recalled that the final of the 1992 ICC Cricket World Cup was played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 25 March.

This was the second Cricket World Cup final to be played outside England and the first in Australia. 87,182 spectators turned out to see the final.