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.

"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,” the former skipper said.
     
"We were able to dominate the world in the 90s because the World Cup victory completely transformed us and changed our mindset. The World Cup victory gave us the confidence and belief that we were exceptionally talented and skilled, and if we could win the World Cup from the situation that we were in, then we could win anything from any situation," he added.
    
Some of Pakistan's most memorable Test series wins post-World Cup 1992 include: 2-1 and 2-0 wins over host England in 1992 and 1996 respectively; over host New Zealand in a one-off Test in 1992-93 and 1995-96, apart from a 2-1 series win in 1993-94; 1-0 win over Australia in 1994-95; 3-0 win over the West Indies in 1997-98 and a 2-0 win over host Sri Lanka in 2000.
     
Pakistan also won the inaugural Asian Test Championship beating India and Sri Lanka in 1998-99. In addition to this, Pakistan also played a drawn series against South Africa at home in 1996-97 and against host India in 1998-99.

(Agencies)

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