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It was a moment of their life. World Cup wins don’t come easily and when it came, Pakistani players surely know how to celebrate it. Before the 1992 World Cup, Pakistan had reached the semi-final of the 1979, 1983 and 1987 World Cup but had to return home empty handed. In the 1992 World Cup, it wasn’t to be. With nine teams participating in the tournament played in Australia and New Zealand, Pakistan finished fourth in the group stage. On the basis of the performances in the league stage, Pakistan weren’t the favourites to win the title.

Imran Khan’s Cornered Tigers had other thoughts, they came back strong after early defeats and made it to the knockout stages. They faced New Zealand in the semi-final and defeated them in a close match. In the final, they were up against England playing at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

On this day, in March 1992, Pakistan lifted the World Cup for the first time when they defeated England by 22 runs. Naturally, the joy in the Pakistan camp was to be seen as they celebrated the famous win. The above photo just sums up the mood of the team as the players dance to the tunes of the title victory.

The photo shows, the man-of-the-match winner and the leading wicket taker in the tournament, Wasim Akram dancing along with his teammates Aamer Sohail, Javed Miandad and the other Pakistani players in the dressing room after the match.