England beat England in final of fifth World Cup played in Australia
In the captaincy of Imran Khan, Pakistan's team won 6 out of 10 matches in the tournament
Sports desk The Pakistan team had won 5 out of 6 matches at the 1987 World Cup group stage. He had to face defeat only in one. West Indies defeated Pakistan by 28 runs in the last match of the group stage. In spite of Imran Khan's captaincy, the team reached the semi-finals after 8 years. The semifinal match was from Australia. Imran lost the toss. Australia scored 268 runs in 50 overs In reply, the entire team of Pakistan was all out for 249 runs. Australia reached the final by winning 18 runs in Lahore
Imran Khan took retirement after the defeat. Abdul Qadir was given the command of the team in his place. Under his leadership Team 4 lost 4 matches. Got one win only Pakistan had to tour the West Indies after the series from England. The then President General Zia-ul-Haq was fond of cricket. Looking at the poor condition of the team, Imran asked to withdraw his retirement. Imran returned, but the team lost the five ODIs in the West Indies, but the Test series was equal to 1-1.
Imran led the team twice in the World Cup
In the captaincy of Imran, Pakistan team went to Australia-New Zealand to play 1992 World Cup. Imran was leading the team for the second time in the World Cup. In the tournament, the Pak team won 6 out of 10 bouts. In three he had to face defeat. There was no result in a match. Pakistan won the World Cup for the first time by defeating England in the final. Jia-ul-Haq's belief on Imran proved to be true.
I return for country's sake: Imran
Imran said about Zia-ul-Haq, "I had retired after the 1987 World Cup, but after almost a year, General Zia requested me to return through the national channel. During the dinner, he called for the team Take me to another room and tell me what are you going to do? Do not insult me by refusing to talk about the return, you are asking me to come back for the sake of your country. After I returned to cricket for the country. "
Imran's captaincy record in ODIs
Before the sannyas