Like it was yesterday, I still remember my father coming home in the late eighties with my first Pakistan jersey. It had yellow patches everywhere around the green, a weird looking design though not that I cared. The words 'Pakistan' and the logo was all I used to dream about. Over time, the top became to small to wear but it never stopped me from wearing it. It gave me a sense of feeling I was Imran Khan, rather than a child named after him with the surname Asghar.
Being a Pakistani fan comes with many ups and even more downs. We are used to controversies, and in a weird way many enjoy them. We have seen dressing room bust ups, sex scandals, ball tampering allegations and many more. Though the one that has been the hardest to take is match/spot fixing. In many cases we believe it is the world against us but in this case we are our own worst enemies.