When we do a random search in Google as ‘Arch Rivals of Cricket’,the first result that google throws is ‘India-Pakistan Cricket Rivalry‘.That is the impact of a cricket match between India and Pakistan whether it a is final,warm-up,friendly,league match or a dead rubber match in ICC Champions Trophy which is to held on 15th June 2013.
India-A Strong Contender to lift the Champions Trophy.
Pakistan-Out of the Tournament.
Still the heat of this match is never coming down and a much awaited match for all Cricket Lovers of both the nations.
If we go by the Champions Trophy perspective this match has no significance as India is through to the semi-finals having won their previous 2 matches and Pakistan out of the tournament losing their previous 2 matches.But from the perspective of the cricket fans from both the nations this is going to be a High Voltage Match as with all the other matches between India and Pakistan.
Cricket being considered as a religion in India and also may be in Pakistan,a match between these two teams is always a fulltoo entertainer.With the tickets being sold out for the match within hours of going on sale last November this match looked like a huge entertainer is now just a dead rubber but nevertheless the sporting contests between the arch-rivals are never irrelevant for players and millions of fans across the globe as heroes turn villains or vice-versa depending on the result.
Going by the Team comparison India Team looks better than Pakistan Team,with players like Shikhar Dhawan twingling his moustache,the charismatic Virat Kohli,Sir Ravindra Jadeja,pacerhead Umesh Yadav,Bhuvaneshwar Kumar,Rohit Sharma after getting so many chance is now showing some gratitude towards the team,Suresh Raina the middle order lifeline and leading them from the front The Captain Cool MS Dhoni.
Having said all that,the Pakistan is also geared up for this match and will try with all their might to put the best foot forward and will leave no stone unturned with the likes of Mohd.Hafeez the allrounder,Kamran Akmal,Imran Farhat,the experienced Sohaib Malik,Saeed Ajmal,pacerhead Wahab Riaz and Mohd.Irfan and leading them the Captain Msibah-ul-Haq who is any day a delight to watch for his batting skills
In their recent encounter of 3 day ODI series held in India,Pakistan won the series 2-1 and the 2 t20 International series results was a draw with both team winning a match.But these results are past and lot of things has changed since then.It is considered a myth that when a India-Pakistan match is on the card it is more of a show of Indian Batting versus Pakistanis Bowling and that holds true for this match also.
The match is scheduled on a Saturday which is very good because cricket fans like me don’t want to miss this match even for a second and saturday being a weekend there is no issue as I will free from regular duties and will stick to my TV from 3pm onwards.
At last Wishing best of luck to both the teams and to the people of both the nations and may the deserving team win this match and The game is played in the True Spirits of Cricket.