Pakistan, June 8 -- The situation looks familiar. Pakistan starts its World Cup journey in the holy month of Ramazan, with a reasonably good record in England, losing 11 ODIs at a stretch before winning against the best ODI team.

The victory has come against a well-balanced team with a smart captain. The team is good to go.

Very few people realize that we are missing the plot here. As a nation, we hugely anticipate and cherish impulsive feats and tend to ignore and forget the "in between."

We do not recognize that this in-between tells the difference between a mediocre performer and a true champion. Reaching the top is a lot easier than staying there. Pakistan might have won two World Cups and a Champion's Trophy, but despite abundant po...