Akram reveals why it took Pakistan 7 hours to reach their hotel after winning the 1992 World Cup

Wasim Akram recalls how it took Pakistan 7 hours to reach their hotel after winning the World Cup cricket

Wasim Akram: “The journey from Lahore airport to the hotel, which usually takes about 20 minutes, took us seven hours. We were taken on an open-top bus. It felt like the whole of Pakistan had descended on the city”

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Legendary Pakistan seamer Wasim Akram has recalled how it took the national team seven hours to go from Lahore airport to their hotel after winning the 1992 World Cup.

Pakistan beat England in the final by 22 runs to win their first-ever World Cup.

Upon returning to Pakistan, Akram said “it felt like the whole of Pakistan had descended on the city”.

“When we finally won the World Cup, it took some time for us to realise the achievement. When Ramiz took the catch it was an unbelievable moment. We did not sleep that night! It took me two days to realise what we had done,” Akram previously wrote in a column for India Today as Pakistan celebrates the 28th anniversary of their World Cup triumph.

“It was only when we landed in Lahore did the whole achievement sink in. The journey from Lahore airport to the hotel, which usually takes about 20 minutes, took us seven hours. We were taken on an open-top bus. It felt like the whole of Pakistan had descended on the city.”

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