Yesterday is the anniversary of when Pakistan won the 2009 ICC World T20 against SL in the grand final at Lords. Exactly one year later, 21st June proves to be another memorable day for the national side, but this time in terms of record breaking rather than a global triumph.
In between this period there have been several lows, but now the golden times are being re-lived, well for yesterday they were anyhow.
AFRIDI the king !
The record of Pakistan's highest ODI total as a team a year later: http://www.cricinfo.com/asia2010/engine/match/455235.html
So summarising up, when its 21st June, its the longest day of the year yes, but also a day when Pakistan cricket "RULE$ THE WORLD!"
Nevertheless, the record breaking victory catalysed by Afridi's brilliance came in vain as Pakistan's miserable Asia Cup record continues following defeats against India and SL, the teams which will go head to head for the title on the 24th.Both have won it 4 times which adds to the occasion as it will be a contest to see who will win the title for 5 times first.
Scorecard vs. SL
Scorecard vs. India, what a thriller this was !
Looking ahead, the England tour is coming next and Pakistan have announced their sqaud which is displayed below.
Twenty20 squad: Salman Butt, Shahzaib Hasan, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Umar Amin, Kamran Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Abdul Razzaq, Mohammad Aamer, Umar Gul, Shoaib Akhtar, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Wahab Riaz, Fawad Alam.
Test squad: Salman Butt, Imran Farhat, Yasir Hameed, Azhar Ali, Umar Akmal, Umar Amin, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Zulqarnain Haider, Kamran Akmal, Umar Gul, Mohammad Aamer, Mohammad Asif, Wahab Riaz, Tanvir Ahmed, Danish Kaneria, Saeed Ajmal.
Sheer mindlessness, to ignore a classy established and experienced player in Younis Khan.Ijaz Butt what are you playing at???????????????
8 years ago