An old tweet from Pakistani cricketer Usama Mir has resurfaced and gone viral on social media platforms. The tweet dates back to 2019 when a cricket enthusiast asked the then 27-year-old leg-spinner about his prospects of joining the national team. Mir responded with optimism, stating that he hoped to play for Pakistan in the next World Cup.
Fast forward to 2023, and Mir’s prediction has come true. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced its 15-member squad for the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023, scheduled to take place in India. Among the selected players is Usama Mir, who has been chosen to represent the national team in this mega event.
The Sialkot-born cricketer’s inclusion in the team was not without speculation. Earlier in the week, there were reports suggesting that Abrar Ahmed, another spinner, might replace Mir in the national squad for the World Cup.
However, the Selection Committee has shown faith in Mir, who has previously represented Pakistan in eight ODIs, taking 11 wickets at an average of 35.1 and an economy rate of 5.43.
Mir’s old tweet, which was a hopeful prediction of his future, has now become a testament to his journey and achievement.
As the news of his selection spread, the tweet went viral, garnering attention and applause from fans and followers alike. This story serves as a reminder of the power of ambition and the unpredictability of the sporting world.