Indian spin nice Harbhajan Singh has taken a light-hearted dig at his buddy and former rival Shoaib Akhtar, telling the latter that Pakistan don’t have any probability of beating India when the 2 groups face off on the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup later this month. Arch-rivals India and Pakistan will start their marketing campaign on the showpiece occasion in Dubai on October 24. Each groups are positioned collectively in Group 2 of the Tremendous 12 section, with Afghanistan and New Zealand additionally in the identical group, the place two extra groups will be part of from first spherical.
Harbhajan made the feedback whereas chatting with broadcasters Star Sports activities on the launch of their “Mauka, Mauka” promotional marketing campaign forward of the T20 World Cup.
The advert marketing campaign, a recurring theme forward of main ICC tournaments, pokes enjoyable at Pakistan’s poor document in opposition to India in World Cups.
“I’ve instructed Shoaib Akhtar that what’s the level of taking part in in opposition to us? You must simply give us a walkover,” Harbhajan instructed Star Sports activities in a video shared by the broadcaster on social media.
“You’ll play in opposition to us, lose once more and get upset. What is the level? Shoaib Akhtar, there isn’t any probability. Now we have a really strong workforce, very sturdy workforce. It should blow your workforce away,” added Harbhajan.
— Star Sports activities (@StarSportsIndia) October 14, 2021
Pakistan have by no means overwhelmed India in both an ODI World Cup or T20 World Cup match to this point.
In seven matches on the ODI World Cup in opposition to their bitter rivals, India have an ideal document of seven victories.
India have additionally overwhelmed Pakistan 4 occasions in 5 T20 World Cup video games and gained the remaining one in a bowl-out on the 2007 T20 World Cup.
The saving grace for Pakistan in opposition to India in ICC tournaments is their higher head-to-head document within the ICC Champions Trophy, the place they’ve gained three of their 5 clashes.
Pakistan notably beat India by 180 runs within the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy remaining.
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