Cricket fever in Pakistan is at its peak these days, it always is but the
way we have reached quarter final of the World Cup has made this event more
exciting for fans. People waking up at 3 am just to watch their heroes
We were in trouble at the start of the tournament when we lost to both India
and then West Indies in consecutive matches. Experts around the world were
not even seeing us in quarter-finals but then the junoon of 1992 World Cup
woke our team and since then they haven’t looked back and have won all four of
their matches including the match against the mighty South Africa.
After West Indies game, people were very angry and rightly so because the way
we played was very shameful. Criticism, protests were taking places in
entire country people were angry but just like 1992 we gained the momentum
at the right time.
Misbah who is considered as defensive captain suddenly
has become attacking and is having a go at the opposition from ball one,
Irfan’s short balls turned into wicket taking deliveries, Rahat swinging
the ball in and out at 140 kph, Sohail Khan’s death bowling has become a
headache for opposition and last but not least Wahab Riaz has started
playing the role of Wasim Akram both with bat and ball.
Batting has started to click since Sarfaraz is included in the playing XI, it seems
like as if Sarfaraz has has added a new life to this batting line up which
was struggling big time and only Misbah was scoring runs, and the way he has
kept the wicket is phenomenal. Afridi is not taking wickets but has been
economical and is expected to perform well with the bat in quarter final.
Now everything is working in favour of Pakistan, batsmen scoring runs,
bowlers taking wickets and are economical, attacking captaincy by Misbah .
In short we are playing the game with a plan which we didn’t do in our first
One eighty million Pakistanis have stated believing again on this team that
they will redo 1992, young boys and girls are supporting their team on
social media. Suddenly the whole atmosphere has changed and we want our
team to win the World Cup, we want to hear those words again ‘ that’s up in
air , this could be the victory it is , Pakistan win the World Cup in front
of eighty seven thousand people .’
Dear Misbah and company please do it. Imran Khan made us proud then in 1992,
you guys please make us proud now .