Arch-rivals, India and Pakistan are gearing up for an epic battle in their World Cup tie this Sunday.
Both teams have performed rather sluggishly recently, but veteran Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar is all praises for Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men to retain India’s unbeaten record against Pakistan in World Cups.
Many other international cricketers already feel that India is surely going to lose this match because of a less experienced and technically backward team compared to the ones at our previous sojourns against Pakistan.
India has successfully beaten Pakistan in all five of their previous World Cup meetings;namely, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003 and 2011.
Pakistan Is Hopeful Of Winning This Time
Former Pakistani cricketers believe that this clash is Pakistan’s golden goose and they should cash in this opportunity to change the course of history. By defeating India they can show the world how far theteam has progressed in terms of their training and tactical planning. Getting a victory over an out-of-sorts Indian side is one dream they are dying to fulfill.
Sunil Gavaskar’s Positive Opinion on the Speculation
Gavaskar, on the other hand elucidates that,”’both teams are not in their best form, so it may not be possible for Pakistan to beat India since Pakistan have lost two matches in New Zealand recently and are not at the top of their game.
So, India may be the favourite to win because of their past records”. But, because both the teams enter the tournament with no such great form, it just could be an even-Stevens match!
Time For India To Gear Up And Pull Up Their Socks!
If India wants to win this match and continue holding bragging rights of beating Pakistan again in a world cup, they have to bring something beyond impeccable form and tactical strategies; they need to bring in their team spirit and love for their country with full force!
This high-octane clash will test their mettle with maximum stringency. If they want to overturn Misbah UL Haq and Company’s plans to steamroll India in their strides they need to keep their illustrious record in mind.
The entire nation’s expectations are riding on them to bring back the world cup and retain supremacy over Pakistan in world cup matches. We just hope Dhoni and the rest of the men in blue turn the tide and come out with flying colours!