Pakistan had been on the verge of elimination after their opening match defeat to arch-rivals India and the following one-run shock loss to Zimbabwe.
However luck smiled on them when the Netherlands beat South Africa by 13 runs in one of many biggest upsets. Pakistan then beat Bangladesh by 5 wickets on Sunday to arrange a semifinal conflict towards New Zealand on the SCG on Wednesday.
“It is only a miracle that we’re seeing unfold right here however even earlier than we bought to this present day, I sensed that we’ve got this belief within the course of … we’ve got bought the vitality, we have got the dedication and perception to one another, then the magic simply unfolds,” Hayden mentioned in a dressing room speech after Sunday’s match.
“It hasn’t been easy crusing. If it wasn’t for the Dutch, we’re not right here. However we’re right here and it’s highly effective as a result of nobody desires to see us and that is the factor of shock we’ve got bought the benefit,” he mentioned in a video footage uploaded by the ICC on its Twitter deal with.
The previous Australia opener was the batting coach for Pakistan within the final T20 World Cup within the UAE and was reappointed as mentor for this version in Australia.
“They (different groups) thought they removed us, however now they don’t seem to be going to eliminate us. We’re right here, dug in and I truly love how we’ve got gone about this in comparison with the final World Cup as a result of the expectations had been huge within the final World Cup. We blew everybody off the face of the planet.
“I believe in T20 cricket, it is a kind of video games you could overplay, overtrain for and overthink. And after I have a look at this aspect and I’ve seen this for some time now, I believe we’re such reactive crew.”
Hayden reminded the gamers that they could be a actual menace to different three groups remaining within the fray.
“Boys, we’re harmful, simply perceive and recognize that. The second Pakistan cricket fires off with intent and begins to disclose its tooth, we develop into an actual menace. There can be nobody on this world and this competitors that will wish to face us proper now. Not one.
“Boys, transferring into the following couple of days, clear your minds. Be free and be contemporary for whichever sport we play and simply unleash once more with simply good, constructive intent. Fearless cricket, virtually forgetful cricket.
“Who cares what has occurred during the last three weeks, we’re right here. So, effectively finished. Only a magic day and you are going to must punch the smile off of my face.”