The T20 World Cup 2021 has begun but everyone is waiting for the blockbuster clash of India and Pakistan which will happen on October 24 in Dubai. Pakistan is yet to defeat India in a World Cup game – 50-over format or T20I format.
India enjoys a 12-0 lead over their arch-rivals and will look to extend it to 13-0. And former India captain Virender Sehwag shared his opinions of the clash of archrivals saying that every time these two teams come together, there is no shortage of debates, discussion, and fan wars.
“We are hearing the same thing for the past so many years. And the buildup is always the same that it’s a huge game and it is. This topic is always in the discussion that Pakistan hasn’t won a match against India in the World Cup and the debate about whether they can win this time is the same too,” Sehwag said during the Show ‘Vishwa Vijeta’ on ABP News.
However, Sehwag also shared that the current crop of Pakistani cricketers can cause an upset and beat the Indian team given the format of the game, as in T20s, even a single performance can affect the whole result of the match.
“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.
Virender Sehwag also spoke about why Pakistan has never been able to trump India on the big stage, saying that the Men in Blue have always handled the pressure and refrained from making comments like Pakistan.
“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 never says such things because they go better prepared. And when you go better prepared, you already know what the result would be,” Sehwag signed off.