The Babar Azam-led side are currently on the verge of attaining greatness and repeating what their former captain Imran Khan did in the year 1992. After some struggle in the initial games, the Pakistan team won four straight matches to qualify for the finals of the 20-20 World Cup 2022 and with a win over England on November 13 at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), they can put their name in the history books to be the second team in history to win two 20-20 World Championships.
Just a day prior to the finals of the marquee event, PCB chairman Ramiz Raza revealed what then-captain Imran Khan said to the Pakistan team and how it helped the boys in order to get motivated. The 60-year-old disclosed how he delivered the same message to the Pakistan team and also motivated Babar Azam to win the prestigious trophy and leave behind a legacy.
“That was the shortest speech. Because what you are supposed to do has been done. Your technique cannot improve or decay in the next 24 hours. It is a mental game now. I exactly repeated the words that our captain Imran Khan said to us at that time,” Raza said while talking to the press.
They look relaxed and that is how they should be: Raza on Pakistan team
“I’ve just told him (Babar) that he has the opportunity right now to achieve greatness and leave behind a legacy. If he lifts the World Cup, nothing could be bigger than that in his career,” the former cricketer added.
In their cricketing history, there is a shred of multiple evidence which proves that the Pakistan team can crumble under pressure. Their recent defeat to India is one such example. However, right before the final against England, Ramiz Raza informed that the boys are much more relaxed and also gave an update on them before the finals.
“Boys are relaxed. They are playing tennis ball cricket inside, bowling bouncers to each and having chit-chats. So they look relaxed and that is how they should be,” the PCB chairman said.