March 25, 2021 marks the 29th anniversary of Pakistan’s famous win in Melbourne, Australia, when former captain, Imran Khan, lifted the trophy after beating England in the final of the 1992 World Cup.
Former Pakistan captain and the three-time head coach, Javed Miandad, has revealed that the World Cup-winning captain survived a player revolt before leading his team to victory in the mega tournament.
Miandad revealed that the revolt took place before the semi-final against New Zealand as the players had reservations over Khan’s way of leading the team.
The revolt took place before the semi-final against New Zealand. But to me, the country was more important, and I convinced the players to carry on playing under Imran.
Miandad said that the same incident led Imran Khan to announce retirement right after the World Cup and before the England tour in 1992.
Imran had come to know about the revolt, so he decided to bid adieu after the World Cup and before the England tour the same year.
Miandad confirmed this statement to the international news agency, Reuters, without going into the details.
“I have never spoken about this incident, but now many people know about it, so I disclosed the truth.”
Powered by a fearless innings from Inzamam-ul-Haq, Pakistan won the nail-biting semi-final in Auckland before beating England in the final in Melbourne on the back of a match-winning 139-run stand for the third-wicket between Imran and Miandad.