So then, the day is here when Pakistan vie for a world title.
In about 4 hours, the players will take the field for the warm ups, toss, national anthems, and the game!
I have hardly been able to sleep.
I'd be lieing if I say that I'm not stressed about the match and that it doesn't matter who wins because Pakistan has already exceeded everyone's expectations by reaching the World Twenty20 final.
Ofcourse it matters.
I want Pakistan to win. I will have it no other way.
Yes they've done great to get this far. Yes they had an awesome semi final. Yes they have surpassed all expectations.
Yes I want a world cup win!
As I finally stopped attempting to sleep, I wondered, "agar meri yeh haalat hai, to team ki kya haalat hogi?", i.e. "If I am this tense, what would the team be going through?".
I've been playing cricket since my school days. Though now I sleep peacefully the night before my match, back in the school days I could hardly do it, constantly turning over in bed in anticipation of the morning and my big game.
I'm sure many of you have gone through the same.
Considering that, imagine the plight of Mohammad Aamer and Shahzaib Hasan. Even Ahmed Shehzad for that matter.
These boys are still in their teens and will be trying to win their country a world cup final - one opening the bowling, the other the batting.
I just hope the occasion does not get the better of them.
A decade ago, Pakistan played another final at Lord's. Once again with a very young team. Back then, nerves got the better of them.
I hope that is not the case this time.
Having said all that, I am very much looking forward to the match, despite being a nervous wreck at the moment!
The match should be a cracker; both the teams are closely matched and should give each other tough competition.
I'll be back at the same venue where I was for the semi final on Thursday with the same contingent of 30, and maybe more, cheering Pakistan on.
Here's hoping for a Pakistan win!
If you're as stressed out as I am, go ahead and read this awesome write from a Dawn blogger.
Certainly calmed my nerves.