The Imran Khan-led Pakistan side defeated England to lift their maiden world title on March 25 at the MCG in Melbourne
Pakistan celebrated the 28th anniversary of their improbable 1992 World Cup win on Wednesday. The Imran Khan-led Pakistan side defeated England to lift their maiden world title on March 25 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne.
Imran Khan led a team which was down and out during the earlier stages of the tournament and their progression towards the knockout round of the event seemed unlikely.
But Imran's inspirational captaincy turned things around in Pakistan's favour as they went on to bag the elusive trophy.
Fittingly the final wicket of the encounter was taken by Imran Khan himself, which also went on to be the last ball of his illustrious career as he was bound to retire from international cricket after this match.
Twitter users remembered their reactions after the impeccable triumph of the Men in Green over a game England side.
Road to glory 🏆 🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/UsK2ybhOi9— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) March 25, 2020
1992میں آج ہی کے دن پاکستان نے عمران خان کی زیرقیادت کرکٹ ورلڈکپ جیتا تھا،اب28سال بعد پوری دنیا کی طرح ہمیں بھی کورونا سے جنگ کا سامنا ہے،امید ہے عمران خان کی قیادت میں قوم کورونا کو بھی شکست دے گی،اس میں سب کو اپنا کردار ادا کرنا ہوگا،گھر پر رہیں،خود کو اور دوسروں کو محفوظ رکھیں https://t.co/YHMe7YxJ9Z— Saleem Khaliq (@saleemkhaliq) March 25, 2020
Vomiting! (I kid you not)— Emmad Hameed (@Emmad81) March 25, 2020
On this day 28 yrs ago, Pakistan won the #92WC and our cricket canvas changed for greatness! I may not be in regular touch with all of the ‘92 gang but always remember that u guys complete me! Thank you Imran Akram Inzi Mush Aqib Amir Moin Sikandar Haider Zahid Malik Ijaz Miandad— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) March 24, 2020
28 years ago (25th March 1992) - Pakistan beat England by 22 runs to win the 1992 World Cup. Wasim Akram smashed a 18-ball 33 and bowled 10-0-49-3. captain & present Prime Minister Imran Khan scored 72 batting at 3 also took the final England wicket to win the World Cup. #Cricket— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) March 24, 2020
Bill Lawry’s voice in the end has stayed with all of us ..🇵🇰 https://t.co/ZBx6RsHGJb— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) March 25, 2020
- “The world is coming down— Asif Khan (@mak_asif) March 25, 2020
the flags r up, who wanna be no.1, who's gonna take up the cup 🏆 Who’ll it be, who'll be King, it's once in a lifetime chance, who'll rule the world”
Pakistan did that #OnThisDay in 1992 from nowhere!