IND vs PAK: “We Were Outplayed” – KL Rahul On India's Heartbreaking T20 World Cup 2021 Defeat To Pakistan Ahead Of Asia Cup 2022

Updated - 27 Aug 2022, 05:04 PM

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KL Rahul. Image: Twitter

India National Cricket Team vice-captain KL Rahul has admitted that the Men In Blue were “outplayed against a really strong Pakistan team” in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE.

India National Cricket Team will take on arch-rivals Pakistan National Cricket Team in their Asia Cup 2022 opener at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday, August 28.

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The last time when the Men In Blue and the Men In Green locked horns at the same venue during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, the Virat Kohli-led Team India lost the match by 10 wickets. Also, India’s heartbreaking 10-wicket defeat in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 match against Pakistan was the first defeat of Team India against Team Pakistan in a World Cup match.

Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Rahul said that the tournament opener defeat against Pakistan in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 had hurt the team.

“Yes, obviously. Losing any game in a World Cup always hurts you a little bit. It was our first game of the World Cup last year and we were very excited. Any team that enters the World Cup wants to start well, but unfortunately, that did not happen for us. We were outplayed against a really strong Pakistan team,” he said.

It is a contest we are all looking forward to – KL Rahul on the India-Pakistan clash

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KL Rahul (Image: Twitter)

KL Rahul further said that all the players are looking forward to the battle against Pakistan and are eager to go out there on the field.

“Yes we get an opportunity to once again play against them, it is a contest we are all looking forward to and we all are eager to go out there. The game starts from zero, there might be history but it does not count for anything. It will always start from zero,” Rahul said.

Team India clearly have an upper hand in the Asia Cup rivalry against Pakistan. The Asian giants have collided a total of 14 times in the multi-nation tournament. The Men In Blue have emerged victorious 8 times and Pakistan won in 5 matches with one match ending in no result in the year 1997. Also, India are the most successful team in the Asia Cup history with 7 title victories and Pakistan have won only 2 championships.

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Kl Rahul. Image: Twitter

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