It’s been almost 10 years since India and Pakistan have played a bilateral series against each other. However, both these teams have gone with some hard-hitting matches in the ICC tournaments.
Former Pakistan Cricket and Chairman Of Pakistan Cricket Board Ramiz Raza has come up with an interesting statement about Pakistan’s current scenario involving team India in it.
Ramiz Raza has said that Pakistan defeated India in some high-voltage ICC matches and this is the reason that India has started taking current Pakistan’s side more seriously. For this, the former batter credited Babar Azam and the team for their out-of-the-world performances.
Ramiz Raza said,”Skill aur talent se zyada mental match hota hain yeh. So agar aap temperamentally strong he and mentally focussed he aur haar manne ko taiyar nahi hain toh chhoti team bhi badi team ko hara sakti hain. And Pakistan hamesha se underdogs rahein hain jab bhi India se muqabla huye hain, but of late, unhone hume respect dena shuru kardiya hain kyunki unke khayal me yeh hain ki Pakistan hume kabhi hara hi nehi sakte. So yehi main kehta hu ki Pakistan ko credit dijiye kyunki ek billion-dollar team cricket industry ko hum harate he. Main toh khud World Cups khela hu, humlog toh India ko nahi hara paate the. Iss team ko credit dena chaiye kyunki limited resources, compared to India, se prepare karte he and tagda muqabla karte hain.”
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Last year Pakistan beat India in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup by 10 wickets. In this year India defeated Pakistan in the first round but during the super-4 matches, Pakistan again came back strongly and defeated India.
The rivalry between India and Pakistan will continue in the upcoming ICC T20 tournament as well. Both teams will face each other on October 23 at Melbourne Cricket Ground.