India kickstarts its T20 World Cup campaign in an epic encounter with Pakistan on October 24. India-Pakistan clash is one of the most intense rivalries in Cricket and forges a war-like situation. Dubai will host ‘the Mother of all battles’ in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. Sit back and enjoy watching India vs Pakistan live on YuppTV.
Why is India vs Pakistan a popular game?
Cricket and Politics
The rivalry dates back to the time when India and Pakistan separated during the partition and became two different nations. The political turmoil and the cross-border conflict influenced the game and generated high pressure among players and fans. Many cricket pundits feel that Cricket has been a victim of the bitter relations between the neighbours.
Due to several political factors, India and Pakistan do not meet in any bilateral series and only clash in ICC events. The not so often contest between the two countries is a delight to watch for cricket lovers all over the globe. The last time India and Pakistan faced each other in a T20 match was in 2016 in Eden Gardens, Kolkata. After five years, both Asian teams are locking horns in a T20 game.
India and Pakistan have elicited some top-class players who went on to become legends of the game. While Pakistan has given top-class fast bowlers to the world, India produced World-class elegant batters that the game has never seen. At the same time, players who performed well in this contest tend to receive massive popularity in cricket. Kapil Dev, Imran Khan, Sachin Tendulkar, Shahid Afridi had an excellent record when both teams faced each other. Virat Kohli’s popularity has reached peak levels due to his stunning performance against Pakistan. Virat has remained unbeaten in every match he played against the neighbours. Pakistan is yet to dismiss the Indian skipper, and undoubtedly, whoever picks his wicket will become a star. It has always been an exciting contest between Pakistan bowling and Indian batting.
Extreme Fan Reactions
Former Pakistan captain Inzamamul-Huq once mentioned that India – Pakistan battle is like a final before the final. For Cricket fans in both countries, winning the India – Pakistan match is more than winning the trophy. India couldn’t win many world cups but have always maintained the upper hand over Pakistan in World cup events, and Indian fans are content with it. Also, it doesn’t matter if India loses a final after registering a win against Pakistan.
Ultimate Cricket Action
The hype, pressure and enthusiasm over the India and Pakistan match outweigh any other contest. India-Pakistan match generates additional high pressure among players and fans. The environment is entirely different when both the teams lock horns with each other. There may be several other rivalries in cricket, but nothing matches the zeal of India and Pakistan. Both the teams will go all the way and leave no stone unturned to exhibit their prominence.
Intense and Intriguing
From drama, action to everything in between, India and Pakistan conflict creates plenty of nerve-wracking moments. As soon as ICC announced the sale of tickets for the high-voltage battle between India and Pakistan, all the tickets were sold in just a few hours. Cricket buffs from every corner of the world have waited online for hours to grab their tickets and expressed their utter disappointment upon missing their chance to experience the game live from the stadium.
Cricket boards from both Asian countries have designed various strategies to display dominance in this game. The BCCI has appointed former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as a mentor to the squad in the T20 World cup. On the other hand, Pakistan has selected former Australian opener Matthew Hayden as batting consultant and Proteas pacer Vernon Philander as their bowling consultant.
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