And need a lot of Luck on their side!
Pakistan Cricket Team has found themselves in deep trouble when they lost their last game against the arch-rivals India (PAK vs IND) on 16th-June. This high profile game was important for Pakistan in a lot of ways. If we only consider the importance of this game regarding Pakistan’s qualification to the semis, then it was it ! this was the game they had to win to be sure enough to qualify on their own. But as the things turned out to be, now Pakistan has to depend on other team results as well.
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This tough will not be the first instance when Team Pakistan has found themselves wanting in such a manner. In fact, they have been in such scenario many a time during their cricketing history and not to our surprise Pakistani Team has come out victorious in numerous occasions. Consider World Cups of 2009 and 1992 for instance. Pakistani Team was actually the underdogs in these tournaments and the start to these tournaments was dreadful by Pakistani Cricket Team. But they did manage to surprise everyone which some magical overnight improvements to their gameplay and also with the heavens in their favor as well.
ICC T20 WORLD CUP 2009
Pakistan cricket team were never the favorites going into the world cup. they lost the first game they played against England and again lost few more games deeming their chances to qualify into the semis. however they really surprised everyone by beating SA in the semis to reach the final. and Pakistan beat sri lanka in a low scoring final and the rest is history.
ICC ODI WORLD CUP 1992
THE 1992 MAGIC PAKISTAN NEED RIGHT NOW!
One name comes to mind whenever we talk about the 1992 world cup and that is “The Great Imran Khan”. his captaincy genius and heroics with the bat for Pakistan made the definitive difference in the end but it wasn’t so easy for Pakistan to qualify into the finals or the Semi-Finals even. The Term “Cornered Tigers” was introduced by the great Imran Khan when his team lost the initial matches and had to win all their matches and then pray for the west indies match to go into their favor. this seemed almost impossible however nothing is impossible in this world and everyone was taken to surprise when Pakistan improved their performance overnight and delivered some hefty punches to the stronger oppositions and the heaven also played their part for them to qualify into the semi-finals.
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Pakistan with only 3 points after 5 matches are now in the exact same scenario as they were in the world cup 1992 which they went on to win eventually. They had to win all their matches and then It also depended on the results of other teams. Now Pakistan also have to win their matches against New Zealand, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and South Africa. Also England has to lose atleast 3 matches out of their 4 so Pakistan can qualify comfortably into the finals. If we talk about cricket this seems ever so impossible right now. but as the word goes, Nothing is impossible.
The Great Imran Khan always says ” You don’t lose until you think you lose”
Let’s see what happens in the coming games and if Pakistan really are up to the task and can bounce back like once they did in the past in 1992 world cup.
What do you think about it? can Pakistan Bounce back as a Team? comment below.
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