According to Imran Khan, India is not a rival of Pakistan during its playing days because India used to be under a lot of pressure.
Published – Apr 23 2020 8:25 | Updated – Apr 23 2020 8:54 p.m.
Cricket competition between India and Pakistan has been going on for decades. From the best all-round debate between Imran Khan and Kapil Dev to the best batsman debate between Babar Azam and Virat Kohli – cricket mortal enemies always present nail-biting thrillers to their fans. Be it with a red ball or a white ball, India and Pakistan matches always get a lot of attention.
While India has an advantage over Pakistan in the World Cup meeting, India Men in Green has fared well in various ODI and other tests. In 59 Tests between two cricket rivals, Pakistan has won 12. Similarly, Men in Green won 73 matches from a total of 132 International One Days between the two countries.
Every fan in the two neighboring countries remained fixated on television during the match between the two sides. More than cricket competition between the two countries, it is a competitiveness that attracts fans all over the world.
“Our rival at that time was not India”: Imran Khan
However, the ex-captain and current Pakistani player Prime Minister Imran Khan has stated that he used to feel sorry for the Indians because they often beat Men in Blue. According to Imran Khan, India is not a rival of Pakistan during its playing days because India used to be under a lot of pressure. The Pakistani PM also revealed that the Indian captain would look scared during the throw itself.
“I used to feel sorry for the Indian team because we often beat them. They are under a lot of pressure. When I went to throw with their captain, I would see his face & he would look scared. Our rival at that time was not India, “Imran Khan was quoted as saying by PakPassion Editor Saj Sadiq.
PM Imran Khan “I used to feel sorry for the Indian team because we often beat them. They were under a lot of pressure. When I used to play with their captain, I would see his face & he would look scared. Our rival at that time was not India ” # Crickets pic.twitter.com/wI2nYb3QFM
– Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) April 23, 2020
The last meeting between India and Pakistan was at the 2019 World Cup where the former overthrew the latter. Rohit Sharma was the star of the match as he destroyed 140 matches with only 113 deliveries. After collecting 336 runs on the board, India restricted Pakistan to 212/6 and won the match with 89 runs (DLS method).
Rival two arches are scheduled to meet at this year’s Asian Cup. However, given the current situation around the world due to the coronavirus outbreak, the possibility of the tournament to start to look slim. Fans may have to wait a little longer to watch another thriller that bites nails between the two countries.
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