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Ramiz Raja draws a parallel between 1992 and 2019

Ramiz Raja draws a parallel between 1992 and 2019

Cricket pundits always warn you against trying to understand Pakistan Cricket and there’s a reason to that. Not long ago, Pakistan was down and out and on the verge of getting knocked out of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament. However, the ‘Cornered Tigers’ spirit was once again on display as they are now sitting in with a good chance of entering the semi-finals of the event.

A popular discussed notion during the championship includes eerie similarities between years 1992 and 2019. Recently, former Pakistan captain and a member of 1992’s World Cup winning team Ramiz Raja joined the debate.

Reflecting on Pakistan’s World Cup campaign, the cricketer turned commentator revealed him being in awe of the Pakistani unit as he believes that the team is unleashing new heroes who are tackling the precarious situations. The Lahore born opined that Pakistan does well when pushed against the wall and then it becomes difficult to beat the bunch when they get into such a mindset. Moreover, the 56-year old urged the team to keep the spirit intact and continue to sparkle in the ongoing glitzy competition. 

“It’s like 1992 in the sense we’re finding new heroes. In that tournament, it was Wasim Akram; now it’s the likes of Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi. I’m getting that same feeling of invincibility in this team,” Ramiz Raja said.