Karachi: On this day in 2009, Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka to win T20 World Cup at Lord’s in England. Pacer Mohammad Amir has recalled memories of his first tour for Pakistan.
Amir took to Twitter to expressed his joy and wrote “Beginning of my blessed journey, my 1st tour and we were world champions still gives me goosebumps. Can never forget this day. Alhamdulilah for this always.”
Beginning of my blessed journey, my 1st tour and we were world champions still gives me goosebumps. Can never forget this day. ALLHAMDULILAH for this always.. #21/06/2009 pic.twitter.com/T5ruALZEtq
— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) June 21, 2020
Other squad members also recalled the iconic moment as Pakistan won a major ICC Trophy after 17 years. Boom Boom Shahid Afridi received player of the match for 40-ball 54 and for taking one wicket.
Unfinished job of 2007 WT20 which we finished on this day in 2009,A moment that every cricketer wish for,lifting the world cup trophy for country..honoured and proud to be part of that amazing team @TheRealPCB pic.twitter.com/oZdAgF5Ukj
— Sohail Tanveer (@sohailmalik614) June 21, 2020
— Umar Gul (@mdk_gul) June 21, 2020
A moment @TheRealPCB fans will never forget 🙌
— Lord's Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) June 21, 2020