There is no doubt about the fact that in India and Pakistan cricket match is like an epic battle. Even if the players don’t consider so, it is the fans and the supporters of both the nations who want their countrymen to do well against their neighbours. The arch-rivals who hasn’t played a bilateral series against each other since 2013 are all set to lock horns in the Asia Cup 2018 clash on 19th September. Both teams have announced their squad.
Interestingly, it will be a high intense battle, and both the teams will be eager to come out triumphant.
Ahead of the much-anticipated clash yet another advertisement has gone viral. In the ad, two neighbours apprehended as an Indian and a Pakistani takes a dig at each other in the neighbourhood.
Finally, it shows the two taking each other on a cricket field. While the person batting is wearing a green T-shirt, the person bowling is seen wearing a blue T-shirt. Hence, it is clear that the anticipation has begun in full swing.
The last time India met Pakistan in an Asia Cup match, it was the Men in Blue, who returned as straightforward winners. They bundled out Pakistan for less than 100 runs.
The last edition was a Twenty20 International tournament. However, the upcoming one will be a 50-over tournament. The last time these two teams met, it was Pakistan who thrashed India in the final of the Champions Trophy last year at the Oval in London.
Both the teams had met each other earlier in the tournament as well. India had then beaten Pakistan by 124 runs.
However, they took the revenge in the all-important final to lift their maiden Champions Trophy title.
Pakistan will start as favourites as they have prior experience of playing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Meanwhile, the Men in Blue won’t be far away either as they have performed quite admirably in white-ball cricket of late.
Well, it is expected to be a blockbuster match between India and Pakistan of the Asia Cup 2018. The tournament will commence from September 15.
Here is the video of the advertisement before Indo-Pak clash: