With Pakistan’s World Cup game against Sri Lanka being washed out, fans have started seeing the scenario as repeat of 1992 World Cup when Imran led Pakistan won the title, and after a similar start.
Pakistan’s match against Sri Lanka, its third in the tournament, was washed out without a ball being bowled on Friday following continuous rain.
Coincidentally, Pakistan’s third game in 1992 was also a wash out, against England when Pakistan was bowled out for 74.
And like 1992, Pakistan had also lost to West Indies in its opening match before winning the second game in tournament, against Zimbabwe in 1992 and against England in 2019.
“See, everything is happening like 1992. It was also Ramzan back then, this tournament also started in Ramzan. So, IA the final result will also be same as of 1992,” said a fan outside Bristol county ground after the match was abandoned.“These rain affected games have always benefited Pakistan in top tournaments,” said a lady with her face painted with Pakistan colours.—AP