Amid the rise in coronavirus pandemic cases across the world, former Pakistan World Cup-winner Javed Miandad recalled 1992 final where he carried a virus while playing the summit clash against England.Also Read - T20 WC: Brian Lara Reckons it is a World Cup For India to Lose; Backs Virat Kohli & Co to Make Semi-Final
Miandad also spoke of how the virus affected his ability to run during the match. Also Read - World T2o: Aakash Chopra on How Virat Kohli And Co Can Dismiss Pakistan Captain Babar Azam; Asks Bowlers to Keep it Within The Stumps
Miandad, who scored 68 runs in the match to help Pakistan post 249/6, in his YouTube channel said, “I couldn’t understand what exactly my problem was. I was infected with some peculiar virus because of which I used to sweat a lot. I even consulted doctors but my condition towards the end of our innings in the final was such that I couldn’t play a shot, I was just standing there. At the other end, I had Imran (Khan). We forged a partnership and batted the full 50 overs to put up a respectable score.” Also Read - T20 WC: Manoj Tiwary Predicts Virat Kohli-Led Indian Will Beat Pakistan in Dubai
Skipper Imran Khan and Miandad stitched a brilliant 139-run stand for the third wicket against England.
“When I look back at the video clippings of that final, I still can’t understand how we ended up winning that World Cup. When we were batting, we were losing wickets early, my only aim was to just stand there and not lose my wicket.
“I was in a lot of discomfort. I was down with a viral infection that affected my running. And if you remember correctly, I couldn’t even play my shots towards the end of the innings,” he added.