Misbah seeks to draw on 1992 cornered tigers spirit

Last Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015 18:42 hrs

Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has backed his team not to give up World Cup hopes yet, despite incurring back-to-back debacles, and has called on his teammates to draw inspiration from Imran Khan's 1992 tournament winning team.

Pakistan suffered a humiliating 150-run defeat against the West Indies at Hagley Oval last week after Misbah's men were thrashed by defending champions India in their opening game, asking his teammates, Misbah said that the important lesson is to never give up as that was what Imran Khan usually says about 1992.

Reflecting on the 1992 World Cup winning team, Misbah said that even when the team was in difficult times, they never gave up, adding that they just kept trying, and at last they just managed to do what they really wanted to do in that World Cup, the Dawn reported.

Imran Khan's team started their World Cup campaign on a losing note but eventually went on to beat England in the final to clinch the coveted trophy in 1992. Commenting on the upcoming tie against Zimbabwe, the skipper said that this was a chance for them to just get their confidence back as one win could change the mood of the whole team. 

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