T20 World Cup
Pakistan aim to repeat 92's WC win over England, say Hayden
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Pakistan team mentor Mathew Hayden stated that his side was motivated and determined to repeat the 1992 World Cup win over England.
Imran Khan led-side beat England by 22 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1992 to claim their first World Cup trophy. Hayden believes that now it's Babar Azam's moment to recapture the history at the MCG.
"(Raja) came out to talk to the boys, just reliving some of those stories around the '92 World Cup and I think that's great because that's why you play the game," Pakistan batting coach Matthew Hayden told reporters.
"These boys, their career will inevitably be over in the blink of an eye and they'll be looking back on this tournament,"
"Regardless of the result they'll be saying that we were in a semi-final, in a final and hopefully they can say were in a winning final,"
"They will tell these stories around campfires in their villages, in media conferences like this and it will be an important chapter of Pakistan cricket, as was the '92 campaign."
The 51-year-old has been impressed by Pakistan's ability to fight through the adversity of painful defeats to India and Zimbabwe and find form the longer the World Cup has gone.
"I really like the struggle, I think it gives you an opportunity to be able to grow and reflect as a team," he added.