Pakistan Cricket Board’s Chairman Ramiz Raja has advised the Pakistan Cricket Team to enjoy their T20 World Cup final against England in MCG.
He addressed the Pakistan team’s players and coaching staff following their practice session to boost morale ahead of the final on Sunday.
Ramiz congratulated the squad for the fightback they have shown following their opening defeats to India and Zimbabwe. Evoking the memories of Pakistan’s 1992 triumph, which is eerily similar to Pakistan’s journey in this World Cup, he repeated then-captain Imran Khan’s advice of “enjoying” their moment as they may never get to experience it again.
Ramiz Raja was also part of the 1992 Pakistan Cricket team.
“Congratulations to the Men in Green; this was an incredible fight back, an incredible comeback; you should be proud of yourself. This happened because of unity; if you are united, everything is achievable. Whatever happens, you give your 100 percent,”
“Go out there and enjoy; we had the shortest World Cup final speech. As we went outside the stadium, there were 90000 fans, and Imran Khan was the captain; he said that this is probably never gonna happen again in our career, so just go out there and enjoy.”
Ramiz’s parting words were to stay confident in their abilities.
“Don’t second guess yourself, don’t say that only I am ready for this moment, everybody is ready for this moment, go and enjoy the atmosphere, every moment is important as it will not repeat itself. Just relax, stay confident, keep your body language strong, and you will achieve your destiny.”
Pakistan recovered from earlier setbacks to beat New Zealand in the semifinal and punch their ticket to Melbourne where they will face England who completely outplayed India in the other semifinal.
Ramiz’s Pakistan also had to beat England 30 years ago in Melbourne to write their names in history.