June Issue 2019

By | Newsliners | Published 5 years ago

Revisiting the glory days of the Pakistani cricket team, a showcase of pictures of the 1992 World Cup fever was inaugurated by the Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Margaret Adamson, and former cricketer Wasim Akram.

Open to the public from May 14-15 at Dolmen Mall, the exhibition captured memorable, nerve-wracking, nail-biting moments from the World Cup, igniting nostalgia as the Cricket World Cup 2019 gets underway. The first World Cup to be played in Australia, the 1992 series was a particularly proud moment for Pakistanis, as the national cricket team won their first and only World Cup to date.

Iqbal Munir, renowned cricket photographer and an avid fan of the sport, captured the highs and lows of the World Cup. “This magnificent exhibition of 1992 World Cup pictures by Iqbal Munir reminds one of the feelings of Pakistan’s players during their moment of victory over England,” said Ms Adamson. “Even though Australia and Pakistan were strong competitors in the field, cricket has always been a unifying madness for both countries.”

“What happened on the field in 1992 is inscribed in the memories of every cricket fan in the country,” shared the man behind those historic shots, Iqbal Munir. “As the official photographer of the squad then, I trailed the cricketers very closely, capturing every move and emotion that shed light on their state of mind and recorded all those intimate details that led to the momentous victory.”