What is the meaning of Qudrat ka nizam in English as Pakistan cricket memes go viral

What is the meaning of Qudrat ka nizam in English as Pakistan cricket memes go viral

Have a look at the meaning of Qudrat ka nizam in English

On Saturday, a crucial match unfolded at the 2023 World Cup, as Pakistan faced New Zealand with their hopes of reaching the semifinals hanging in the balance.

Opting to field first, Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, and his team were left stunned by remarkable innings of 108 by Rachin Ravindra and 95 by Kane Williamson. These performances allowed the Kiwis to set a formidable total of 401/6 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

Explained what is the meaning of Qudrat ka nizam in English as Pakistan cricket memes go viral

In response, Pakistan’s opener, Fakhar Zaman, launched a blistering assault, achieving the fastest World Cup century for Pakistan in just 63 balls. His partnership with Babar Azam pushed the team ahead of the DLS par score when rain interrupted the game after 21.3 overs.

Upon the resumption, Pakistan extended their lead over the DLS par score to 21 runs before a second rain delay halted the match, leaving the chasing side at 200/1 after 25.3 overs.


The rain had inadvertently favored Pakistan by reducing their required target to 402 in 50 overs, prompting fans to attribute this to “qudrat ka nizam.” But what does this phrase mean, and where did it originate?

Qudrat ka nizam Meaning

“Qudrat ka nizam” roughly translates to ‘nature taking its course” and made its debut in Pakistani cricket in September 2022. After a defeat to England in a home T20I series, Pakistan’s head coach, Saqlain Mushtaq, used this phrase in a press conference.

“Day and night, summer and winter, rain and clouds…they keep going on. This is “qudrat ka nizam.” Sports (cricket) is also like this. Wins and losses will keep happening. So we should accept it.”

Fans, frustrated with Mushtaq’s perceived excuse for the team’s loss, turned the phrase into a satirical reference to the press conference. However, it has now been embraced ironically as Pakistan’s unofficial slogan for their World Cup campaign among the fans.

The phrase has given rise to comical memes and references, especially drawing parallels between Pakistan’s victorious 1992 World Cup campaign and the current one.

In a way, it has provided fans with a glimmer of hope, allowing them to believe that nature itself is favoring Pakistan, and as per its course, their team will achieve success and make them proud.


Despite the win against New Zealand, Pakistan still needs to defeat England in their final match and hope for a Sri Lankan victory against New Zealand to secure a spot in the semifinals. However, rain is predicted for the latter game, raising the question of whether “qudrat ka nizam” may come into play once again.

India and Australia are considered strong contenders for the 2023 World Cup title, with the following odds from Dafabet:

– India: 2.25

– Australia: 4.00

– South Africa: 4.50

– New Zealand: 7.00


– Pakistan: 81.00

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