The clash between In the and Pakistan in cricket is one of the most intense sports matches in the world. The Indo-Pak matches always generate a huge hype as it is a high octane affair with millions of worldwide viewers.
The arch-enemies will meet again in the upcoming T20 World Cup in Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The epic match between the two nations will be played on 24 October 2021 in Dubai.
As the excitement grows among the fans ahead of the mega match, the Pakistani cricketer Imam-ul-Haq shared his views on why Pakistan is always under pressure when tackling India during the ICC events.
The ‘Men in Green’ in particular did not succeed in defeating Team India in World Cup tournaments, whether ODIs or T20Is. The last time two countries met internationally was during the 2019 ODI World Cup in England, where the ‘Men in Blue’ defeated Pakistan by 89 runs.
Imam said Indian players know how to handle the nerve-wracking moments compared to Pakistani cricketers. He also cites the absence of bilateral matches between two teams as the main reason why Pakistan feel pressure when they meet India at such a global competition.
“I think the biggest factor is that we are not playing bilateral series against India. The match between India and Pakistan is always a big match because we play it in a knockout round of the World Cup or in the group stage. That pressure becomes difficult for our young players. “Meanwhile, India have more experienced players in their team, and they know how to cope with the pressure.” Imam told Same TV.
In the upcoming clash with India, Imam showed his excitement and said that the match against their arch-rivals in the T20 World Cup will be a difficult match.
“In addition, there is no other reason to say that the Indian team is better than the Pakistani team. As a Pakistani, I would never want Pakistan to lose InshaAllah, we will beat them, but realistically it would be a very difficult match, ‘ added Imam.