One of the senior pros of the Pakistan team, Younis Khan wants to put up a big performance to beat Ireland in their final group stage encounter on Sunday. He wants Pakistan to win the game so that it will be a tribute to the former coach of the national team, Late Bob Woolmer.
The former coach, Woolmer died in a mysterious manner on March 18, 2007 just on the night after Pakistan lost to Ireland in the World Cup match and were knocked out of the World Cup in the group stage itself.
The mystery is yet to be unfolded and still there are no clues as to what the actual cause of his death was.
Younis Khan said that Bob contributed a lot to Pakistan cricket and he would love to see Pakistan win against Ireland this time with a brilliant performance from him.
He also said of the fact that there would be nothing better than to dedicate to Bob and also they would try to win this World Cup for his memory.
However, Younis preferred to stay on the safer side and declined to call the match as some kind of avenge.
He said that it is very much crucial for them as they still don’t know what is to happen on the points table finally.
He also added that Ireland is a side that is capable of causing upset. So, they are going to take this match very seriously and there is no element of them trying to avenge 2007 defeat.
Younis Khan said that Pakistan gained a good amount of confidence by defeating South Africa and bowling them out in the previous game. He added that the match has given them a good boost. He also said that Pakistan does possess the capability for qualifying into the World Cup final.
Pakistan are at the moment in a comfortable position to qualify for the quarter finals. However, they need to win against Ireland to make their spot in the quarter final fully secure. Elsewhere they need to rely upon the net run rate for qualifying for the quarter-finals.