How can one forget the infamous incident when Inzamam-ul-Haq ran towards the crowd to trade blows with an Indian supporter who shouted “mota allo, sara allo” into a megaphone during Sahara Cup being held in Toronto.
Or how about that time when Pakistani supporters decided to do the same, taunting Virat Kohli in ICC Champions Trophy which featured heroics from Fakhar Zaman in the final; “Kohli, nai ho ga teray say chase.”
Such unsportingly incidents, although they remain few and far between, accurately portray the charged emotions on display whenever Pakistan and India go head-to-head. And that time is coming soon.
Pakistan are now all set to meet India in Asia Cup, the first time since BCCI refused to honor their agreement to play a bilateral series.
Despite not beating India in a single match of the World Cup, Pakistan lead India in the overall record largely by virtue of their early dominance of the tie.
As of now, here is how the record stands:
What They Said
It couldn’t be a Pak-India clash without the bigwigs chiming in.
Cricket is a pressure game and when it comes to an India-Pakistan match, the pressure is doubled.
It’s probably bigger than the Ashes. As far as Indians and Pakistanis go, I don’t think they watch this game as a game of cricket, it’s more of a border rivalry.
The match between both titans will take place on 19th of September, 2018. Following the Asia Cup, Pakistan will once again meet India in the Cricket World Cup which will be held next year in June.