What a cracking World Cup Semi Final we had today between the mega powers of Australia and India, in Sydney. This follows the awesome semi final encounter of the up and coming New Zealanders defeating the impressive South Africans in a tight finish.
The emergence of Misbah’s “Captain Innovative” avatar ably supported by the “Wounded Tiger” brand of cricket played by his men would certainly set alarm bells ringing for the ever so cocky “Kangaroos”!
Come-on Guys, still 4 matches to go…
It’s not over yet!
Pakistan will be looking to change their fortune as the green shirts go head to head against West Indies in their second World Cup match at Christchurch on Saturday.
After overcoming the “nightmare at Adelaide”, die-hards must be gearing up for the next encounter of Team Pakistan.
Pakistan tops the list as being the most unpredictable team which actually does not mean that we are bad it means we are a good game changer. Nobody even gave it a thought in 1992 that a team full of young lads will win the biggest tournament of cricket.
In summer of 2009, England was the setup for the 2nd Twenty 20 world cup. The venues were The Oval and Lord’s in London and the beautiful Trent Bridge ground in Nottingham. Since 1992 the Pakistan team had not won any further world cups.
Next month the ICC 2015 Cricket World Cup commences in Australia and New Zealand. Twenty three years ago it was played at the same venues. Here I will review the tournament that crowned Pakistan the champions. It was during the month of Ramzan and was Pakistan cricket’s most triumphant moment in history. Let’s take a nostalgic trip down the memory lane and look at how Pakistan progressed.
I was born and brought up close to the Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Nottingham. When I was nearly 6 years old my father took me to see my first cricket match. It was on 31/8/1974, the very first One Day international played at Trent Bridge, and also the first between England and Pakistan. The elegant Majid Khan made a magnificent 109, Pakistan won by 7 wickets. Since that very day I have been a passionate supporter of Pakistani cricketers. As fellow supporters will know this is not an easy task and nerves of steel are required to follow the various highs and lows.
During the last couple of weeks, Indian teams are engulfed in controversies for unsporting reasons, though it be the game of hockey, cricket or kabaddi.