Imran Khan with the winning trophy of the 1992 World Cup.
Following Pakistan's thrilling win against New Zealand on Wednesday night, Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated the cricket team on "a great comeback."
"Congratulations especially go to Babar, Haris and Shaheen for their brilliant performances," said Imran, who led Pakistan to victory in the 1992 World Cup.
Imran Khan extended the felicitations on his official Twitter account after Pakistan won the crucial match against New Zealand.
Pakistan ruined New Zealand’s perfect record with a six-wicket victory in Birmingham that kept its Cricket World Cup semifinal hopes alive and put more pressure on England.
Babar Azam hit his 10th ODI century, finishing 101 not out off 127 balls, as Pakistan reached 241-4 in 49.1 overs in reply to New Zealand’s 237-6.
Babar Azam (3R) shakes hands with New Zealand's Lockie Ferguson (L) as he celebrates after victory in the group match. AFP
Every boundary — 11 of them from Babar — produced a huge roar and a sea of green flags in the stands as an overwhelmingly Pakistan-supporting crowd had a day to remember at Edgbaston.
Wasim, Afridi praise Pakistan’s brilliant start against New Zealand
Earlier, Pakistan’s former cricket captain Wasim Akram and former all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi have lauded Pakistan team for their brilliant start against New Zealand in must-win match in the World Cup 2019.
Wasim took to Twitter lauding the performance of the team said, “What a start from Pakistan vs New Zealand under the pump here. Everyone is chipping in body language is looking brilliant by the boys in green.”
Shahid Afridi said “Great start Pakistan!! We should not let this go from here, body language must stay the same. Wickets are crucial Pakistan must not sit back, need to keep attacking.”
Pakistan’s paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi took three quick wickets to leave New Zealand in desperate trouble at 46-4 in the World Cup match against Pakistan at Edgbaston on Wednesday.
Mohammad Amir bowled Martin Guptill with the score on five before Shaheen had opener Colin Munro caught by Haris Sohail in the slips for 12.
New Zealand, who won the toss and chose to bat, struggled passed fifty in the 16th over.Agencies
In a new autobiography, the fiery all-rounder says he was aged 19 when he blasted onto the world stage with his record-breaking innings, and not 16 as history suggests.
Imran sent out a series of messages on Twitter to convey that Pakistan should elect to bat unless there was moisture on the pitch.
Waqar shares a meaningful note to define the sportsmanship of the champions after India suffered their first defeat of this World Cup against the hosts
A hijab-wearing, diminutive Malaysian wrestler known as "Phoenix" cuts an unusual figure in the ring, a female Muslim fighter taking on hulking opponents in a male-dominated world.
As the British Open gets ready to tee off this week at Royal Portrush -- marking the event’s return to Northern Ireland for the first time in 68 years -- Rory McIlroy would look at it as an opportunity to end his five-year major drought with a win on home soil. The four-time major champion has not lifted one of golf’s big four trophies since winning
Godolphin Managing Director in Australia said the ownership of a 2019 slot meant the stable could plan with certainty for this year’s race.
Sharjah: The Executive Committee of the fifth edition of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST 2020) announced that till date 22 clubs from five Arab countries have sent in requests to participate in the first of its kind women’s sports event in the region. The announcement was made at the third Executive Committee meeting held