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Last Update on: September 1st, 2023 at 04:30 pm

Former Australia captain Greg Chappell shared his thoughts on the high-octane encounter between India and Pakistan in the ongoing Asia Cup 2023. Greg Chappell emphasised the intense emotions and high stakes involved in matches between the two teams in international cricket.

The Rohit Sharma-led team will take on the Babar Azam-led side at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele on Saturday, September 2. This match marks the first meeting between the two neighbouring nations in 2023 and their first ODI match since the 2019 ODI World Cup.

It’s Obvious A Big Game – Greg Chappell

In a recent interview with RevSportz, Greg Chappell acknowledged the significance of the India-Pakistan cricket rivalry and compared it to the Ashes, which will be played between England and Australia.

“It’s obviously a big game. There’s a lot of emotion on both sides. There is a lot of feeling both ways, about one country to the other. It’s not unlike Australia versus England, but it’s probably on steroids. When you consider that there are two huge countries with a lot of emotion surrounding everything that’s involved, cricket is a big thing in both countries,” Cheppell told RevSportz.

“And it’s more than just bragging rights. I think it really gives a huge lift to either nation to be able to win against the other, and there will be people from all around the world watching and hoping and praying for their team to win that game.

“I don’t think anybody outside of India and Pakistan really has any idea just how big and important these games are,” he added.

More Important For The General Public – Greg Chappell

Greg Chappell highlighted that the general public and media can sometimes exaggerate the importance of these matches.

“I don’t think anybody outside of India and Pakistan really has any idea just how big and important these games are. It’s more important for the general public. And even the media tends to take these matches perhaps a little bit out of context,” he further added.

“The players tend to keep it a little bit more in context, and they understand that it is a game, and sometimes things don’t work out in a match the way that you would like them to, but for anyone who hasn’t been on the inside of India versus Pakistan, they’ve got no idea just how big it is,” he concluded.

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