“Relive the passion” World Cup ’92 Memories through the eyes of Iqbal Munir
Reported: Saad Ali
ISLAMABAD: Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Margaret Adamson, organized an exhibition of photographs of 1992 Cricket World Cup played in Australia. Former Fast bowler and Cricketer Wasim Akram with his wife Shaniera Thompsonwere along with Margaret Adamson inaugurate the ceremony.
A mounting of pictures of 1992 World Cup fever was held at Islamabad. Australian High Commission to Pakistan and Wasim Akram attended Cricket obsession Ceremony.
Inaugural ceremony displayed pictures of ’92 World Cup memories and to relive the passion of cricket.
Australian High Commission to Pakistan Margaret Adamson said, “This magnificent exhibition of 1992 World Cup pictures by Iqbal Munir reminds the feelings of Pakistan’s players and their moments during the victory over England.”
Iqbal Munir a far and wide traveling Cricket Photographer and devotee of cricket world laid hold off 1992 World Cup.
Tremendous captured photos by Iqbal Munir would be open for communal on 14-15 May at Dolmen Mall Karachi.
Ms. Adamson states on cricket fever of Pak-Aus, “even though Australia and Pakistan were strong competitors in the field, cricket has always been a unifying madness for both the countries.”
This was the first World Cup to be played in Australia. Colorful kit, white ball, and the night cricket tradition began with this World Cup game. And most importantly, this was the first World Cup that Pakistan won, “Ms. Adamson said.
Australian High Commission also spoke on legends of cricket, “Pakistan has shaped some of the cricket champions like Imran Khan, the best of skippers-Shahid Afridi-six hitter, Sarfraz Nawaz, Wasim Akram, and Waqar Younis, who initiates the reverse swing,” she said.
The eye-catcher photographer comments, “What happened on the field in 1992 is an inscribed in the recollections of every cricket fan in the country. It got revitalized in every 4 years through videos and pictures that submerge at social media and television screens,” Mr. Munir said.
He added, “Only a Few make out that what was taken place behind the scenes.”
As an official photographer of the squad, I detect cricketers very closely. I tried to capture every move and emotion that shed light on their state of mind, he said.
He again cautioned to relive the moment by saying “Let us recall the attributes that led to the historic victory.”
Iqbal Munir is the son of late cricket commentator and journalist Munir Hussain. His World Cup photographs are compiled in the book, Pakistan: World Champions. In 1987, he also wrote An Eye on Imran.