India vs Pakistan; reading this surely raises a giddy feeling in your stomach, isn’t it? This 19th September 2018 defending champions India and their infamous rival Pakistan would lock horns at the Dubai International Stadium!
Indian fans are already nervous because the captain Virat Kohli is out for a ‘well deserved rest’ as stated by the BCCI. Hence, it can be a plus point for the team Pakistan. As Hasan Ali believes India would be under more pressure because of their defeat in the Champions Trophy final, “We are on top right now. They (India) are under pressure from the previous defeat. In UAE, these are our conditions; we have the home advantage as we have been playing here for long, and are aware of how to use the conditions.”, he also adds that though Indians are on a good side but it’s going to be an advantage for the Pakistan team and challenges by stating, “He (virat kohli) can drive his team out of pressure anytime and any newcomer won’t be good enough to handle the pressure.” He precepts Kohli as a world class player and is disappointed that he won’t be able to bowl him in the match.
The defending champions would surely be under pressure as their king is out of the tournament & Rohit Sharma leading the team on his place. But they have his mantra, “to play against every team with same passion & determination not with being emotional”.
India Pakistan games are always nerve wrecking and are hyped among people. Built in expectations are high for both the teams from their respective countries as India has won 5 ODI matches while Pakistan has won 2. India are the current champions. Now the suspense is whether the mens in blue would be able to hold on the trophy or not!