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Waqar Younis still regrets not being part of the 1992 World Cup winning squad

Pakistan's legendary fast bowler Waqar Younis still regrets not being a part of the 1992 World Cup-winning squad. The right-arm fast bowler was ruled out of the particular World Cup due to a fracture in the back and missed the opportunity to play in the World Cup.

Imran Khan led the Pakistan team to win the World Cup in 1992 in Australia and lifted their maiden World Cup trophy by beating England in the final match.

Waqar represented Pakistan in all formats and was part of many memorable wins, but unfortunately, he missed the chance to lift the World Cup trophy. The 50-year-old has scalped more than 750 wickets for Pakistan across all formats.

"I regret that I was not part of the winning side, but I was so excited and happy for my teammates," Waqar Younis said recently on Time Out with Ahsan Khan.

"I still remember very clearly the day they came back. There were no tunnels and stairs, used to be attached with the aeroplanes in those times. Big searchlights were placed at the gate of the plane. When the door opened, the crystal trophy was the first thing to come out, and I was standing at the first row, literally, when they came out." 

"I felt someone had taken my soul from the legs, and I sat down and started crying; it was very emotional but happy moment at the same time. My team members eventually picked me up, and all the celebrations started," he recalled.

Waqar praised the former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan for his leadership and explained that the side was well-poised, with most players coming from the U19 level.

"The bonding was great, Imran Khan's leadership was solid, Javed Miandad was very strong. A batch came where six to seven players came from the U19 level, and we were all part of the World Cup squad. We also had Wasim Bhai, who was a bit senior, but we were gelled all together," the Pakistan pacer concluded.

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