3rd January 1997. Pakistan versus West Indies at the Gabba. The night before the crucial match against West Indies, I had a very high temperature and our physio Dan Kiesel made the team captain Wasim Akram and management aware that I was a major doubt for the match.
These days some of the younger guys have no idea what some of the previous generation of cricketers had to go through to "make it" at international level.
Speaking exclusively to PakPassion.net, former Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Zahid stated that more often than not, Pakistan versus India matches are won by the mentally tougher team. "These matches are very high intensity and there is a lot of pressure on the players. Most of the time, its the team who is mentally better prepared and mentally tougher on the day that comes out on top.