Soon after England somewhat crushed Pakistan’s dreams of reaching the semi-finals, after the former defeated New Zealand by 119 runs, the International Cricket Council (ICC) trolled the Green Shirts over “another 1992 similarity”.
Taking to Twitter, ICC aimed a cheeky dig towards Pakistan cricket fans, who had been quite vocal on social media platforms regarding the startling similarities between the 1992 World Cup triumph and the ongoing 2019 tournament.
“This is the first time England have qualified for the World Cup semi-finals since ’92. The similarities continue,” the tweet read.
Similar to the Pakistan cricket team’s run in the group stages of the 1992 World Cup, the Green Shirts have registered the exact same record of four victories, three losses and one washout in their 2019 campaign thus far.
However, England’s crushing victory over New Zealand on Wednesday means that Pakistan stand virtually knocked out of the tournament, unlike their fairy tale run in 1992 when Imran Khan lifted the World Cup in Melbourne.
Incidentally, England’s victory also ensures their first semi-final qualification since 1992.