Former India swashbuckling batsman Virender Sehwag, who is known to pass strong comments on Pakistan counterparts, in a recent interview opened up about India’s terrific record in T20 World Cup. The former who himself is a part of the epic rivalry feels that team India handles pressure situations in the best possible manner rather than coming up with unnecesaary statements.
“If I talk about the 2011 World Cup or the 2003 World Cup, we are under less pressure because our position remains better than Pakistan in the World Cup. So in my opinion, when we play with that attitude, we never give big statements. There are always some big statements from the Pakistani side like he [Pakistani news anchor] said at the starting of his show that ‘We are going to change the date’. India by no means says such issues as a result of they go higher ready. And while you go higher ready, you already know what the end result can be,” Virender Sehwag said as quoted by News 18.
The 42-year-old also spoke about Pakistan’s chances against India.
“But if we talk about the current scenario and this format then I think this is where Pakistan always has more chances because they might not play that well in the longer 50-over format. In this format, even one player can defeat any team. But still, Pakistan hasn’t been able to do that, we’ll see what happens on the 24th,” he added.
The men in green have never beaten India in a World Cup match. Pakistan had defeated only in Champions Trophy (2017 Final led by Sarfaraz Ahmed) when it comes to ICC tournaments.
- Pakistan is yet to beat India in any World Cup fixture.
- India leads Pakistan 6-1 in 8 T20 matches, including a tie.
- The record shows Pakistan will have an uphill task against Virat Kohli & Co. in the upcoming contest.
- The two neighbours had last met each other in the 2019 World Cup in Manchester on October 29.
Pakistan T20 World Cup Squad: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Shaheen Shah Afridi and Shoaib Malik.
India’s squad for ICC T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, R.Ashwin, Rahul Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami