The excitement surrounding the cricketing world has reached its zenith with announcing the Asia Cup 2023 schedule. One match that has captured the attention of fans worldwide is the high-stakes clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan. Former Pakistan National Cricket Team skipper, Waqar Younis, has made a bold and sensational claim, asserting that Pakistan has the potential to defeat India on any stage across the globe.
During a recent Asia Cup trophy unveiling program in Lahore, Waqar Younis expressed his confidence in the Pakistan team’s ability to conquer India. He highlighted the significant improvement in Pakistan’s performance against their Indian counterparts, especially in crucial events. Previously, Pakistan struggled to secure victories over India in major tournaments, but recent successes have instilled renewed hope within the team.
“In our time, we did not win many major tournaments against India. But the good thing is, these boys have started winning against India in big matches recently. That’s a good sign. The monkey is off the back now. So, given the talent we have in our team, if we can play to our potential, I see no reason why they can’t beat India. It doesn’t matter where they play. If we can beat them at The Oval, we can beat them anywhere. Talent is there, just go out there and play like we are tigers. Let’s put it that way,” Younis said.
Waqar Younis acknowledged that the psychological barrier had been shattered, with the younger players displaying tremendous character and skill against India. The victories in recent high-profile matches have bestowed them with the belief that they can conquer the Men in Blue.
According to Younis, the key to defeating India lies in playing to their full potential. He urged the team to approach the match with a determined mindset and utilize their abundant talent effectively. The former bowling great emphasized that Pakistan’s victories over India in the past have proven their mettle, citing their triumph against India at The Oval, which was a pivotal moment in Pakistan’s cricket history.
Pakistan’s current captain, Babar Azam, has led the team to newfound successes. Under his leadership, the side has showcased resilience and determination. With a potent blend of seasoned players and promising young talents, Pakistan boasts a balanced and dynamic squad capable of taking on any challenge.
The much-awaited India vs. Pakistan clash in the Asia Cup 2023 will be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy, on September 2. Cricket fans worldwide eagerly await this pulsating encounter as both teams vie for supremacy on the cricketing stage. The prospect of witnessing these two cricketing giants face-off is always an enthralling spectacle, filled with emotion and national pride.