Ramiz Raja reminisces 1992 World Cup
Commentator and former cricketer Ramiz Raja has reminisced how Pakistan achieved the World Cup victory in 1992.
“World Cup 1992 is the most golden moment of Pakistani sporting history for it not only brought laurel to the national cricket but it also provided immense joy to the citizens,” he said.
Ramiz Raja said the entire country supported the Pakistani team and they were of the opinion that probably a Pakistani never felt this much happiness after the independence.
“It truly was a great event from which one gets to learn a lot of things. The learning lesson is that you fall and then you stand up, you are defeated and then you march on till the end. Ours was a small team but our goal was giant that a hospital had to be built. When we used to lose Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s qawwali ‘Allah Hu’ would echo in the dressing room.
“We had a bonding with the God and our objective was huge and pious. On top of that, our leadership was extremely dexterous. I think Imran Khan played a very big role in making a small team a world champion,” he said.
He said the then skipper Imran Khan batted at 3rd/ 4th position, which was a pivotal place, and scored runs, which made Pakistan victorious.