In remembrance of the illustrious 1992 World Cup in Australia, which was hosted during the month of Ramadan, the Pakistan cricket team and management have started fasting during the month of Rabi’ul Thani.
After defeating New Zealand earlier this week, the Men in Green earned a spot in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022 final. Cricket enthusiasts compare the Men in Green’s qualification to Pakistan’s during the 1992 World Cup.
Details indicate that the day after the Netherlands upset South Africa on Sunday, November 6, guaranteeing Pakistan’s spot in the semi-finals, the team management and a few of the players started fasting.
Muhammad Yousuf and Saqlain Mushtaq, the team’s coaches, both fast on game days, and a number of players fasted the day before the game. They also strongly advise all players to fast and pray.
It is important to note that Pakistan had a rough start to the tournament, losing their first two games. However, similar to the 1992 World Cup, Pakistan came back strong and won all of their subsequent games, including the semifinal.
On Sunday, November 13, the final will take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground between Pakistan and England. The two teams will clash in the ICC event final for the first time in thirty years.