The World cup winning captain and current Prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan lead in hailing the terrific comeback win of Pakistan cricket team in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England.
Facing a backlash following humiliating lose to India, Pakistan have comeback in the terrific fashion defeating teams like South Africa and New Zealand to keep their semifinal hopes alive.
“Congratulations to our team for a great comeback. Congratulations especially go to Babar, Haris and Shaheen for their brilliant performances,” Imran wrote in his twitter handle.
Some former players, who had lashed out at captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and the team for their poor show against India, are now praising Pakistan for their comeback.
“Match winning inning from Babar Azam. Brilliant display of talent by Haris Sohail. What a class act he is turning out to be. Shaheen Afridi bowled with pace & aggression. Pakistan Zindabad. One step closer to the dream,” Shoaib Akhtar tweeted.
“Let’s hope this comeback continues as we still need to beat Afghanistan and Bangladesh and then we can think about the knockout stage,” former captain Aamir Sohail said.
Former skipper Salman Butt felt that it was not a flawless performance by Pakistan against New Zealand but there is a marked improvement in the way the team is now executing its plans and adapting to the conditions.
“This Pakistan team is always dangerous in such a mood. Anything can happen now. But we also need to beat Afghanistan and Bangladesh to reassert our superiority in Asia,” former batsman Muhammad Yousuf said.
Yousuf said that Pakistan had not played the two Asian sides very often so they need to have proper game plans to beat them.
“Congratulations Boys on the amazing win! Undoubtedly the better side today. Babar Azam, Harris Sohail and Shaheen I’m so proud of you,” MisbahulHaq tweeted.
Following the win over New Zealand, cricket fans, celebrities, and media pundits have taken to the social media to draw comparisons between how Pakistan made the final of the 1992 World Cup and the current scenario.