Dubai: Former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has said victory in the 1992 World Cup heralded a golden era for Pakistan, in which the country not only produced some of the best cricketers but also yielded outstanding results on the international scene.
Inzamam scored a total of 225 runs in 10 innings during the event in 1992, but it was his match-winning knocks of 37-ball 60 against New Zealand in the semi-final and a 35-ball 42 against England in the final, that earned him the reputation as a future star - a status he justified by signing off his career in 2007 with 8,830 Test and 11,739 ODI runs.
"The victory in the 1992 World Cup changed Pakistan cricket. A number of cricketers from that side turned out to be role models and inspiration for the younger generation. Collectively, they proved to be a force to be reckoned with," Inzamam said, adding: "I think it was the best era in which I played cricket. We defeated almost every team in Test and ODI arena on a regular basis.