T20 WC: India will play Pakistan on October 24 In Dubai.
India are set to start their T20 World Cup marketing campaign in opposition to arch-rivals Pakistan in Dubai on October 24. Ahead of the mega conflict, former India pacer Ajit Agarkar, talking at Star Sports’ ‘Class of 2007’ present, mentioned that going by present type of each groups, Pakistan are unlikely to pose a menace to India on the showpiece occasion. “The stakes are always high when India and Pakistan play together but going by Team India’s current form and taking the stats into consideration, I don’t think Pakistan will pose that much of a challenge,” Agarkar mentioned.
The 43-year-old pacer additional added that the Virat Kohli-led facet mustn’t make the error of taking Pakistan calmly within the shortest format of the sport.
“Having said that, I don’t think we should take our neighbours lightly because cricket is a funny game, and things can change at any moment, especially in the T20 format,” Agarkar added.
Agarkar recalled the 2007 marketing campaign in South Africa the place Team India defeated Pakistan in an exciting ultimate to win the inaugural version of the T20 World Cup.
“The entire tournament (2007 T20 World Cup) was a dream tour for us. We never thought a bunch of youngsters could achieve such a feat, that too against Pakistan. I think the India-Pakistan rivalry always brings a tidal wave of emotions and is one the most anticipated clash in the World Cup,” he concluded.