India-Pakistan Cricket Match: Cricket fever has gripped Ahmedabad ahead of Saturday’s World Cup match between arch-rivals India and Pakistan. The ‘Sea of Blue’ was seen outside the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad today, preparing to cheer on the ‘Men in Blue’ during the match.
Many people showed their support for Indian skipper Virat Kohli. One fan said: “Pakistan is afraid of Virat Kohli….He will make a century today.”
Another cricket fan said: “Virat Kohli will be the hero of the match. He is always special when he plays against Pakistan… He is unbeaten.”
India have dominated the head-to-head record in ODI World Cup matches, with the ‘Men in Blue’ winning all seven matches against arch-rival Pakistan, achieving a 100% winning record so far.
Recently, some prominent Pakistani players have lavished praises on Virat Kohli, appreciating his thirst for runs, self-improvement, finishing skills and focus as a batsman.
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In a video aired by Star Sports, Pakistani top-order batsman Imam-ul-Haq said: “I like his never give up attitude. I also like the way he skates Australia in their territory and messes with them. Although he has calmed down recently as we have seen Recently, his faith and attitude are completely different from others. He believes he can achieve and perform well in any situation. There can be many players like him in terms of abilities, but his ability and mentality are different, his hunger is endless, and that is why he is elite.”
“When I was a net bowler against Virat (during Rauf’s stint in the Big Bash League in Australia), I felt like he knew where my ball was going to land. That’s how focused he was,” said pacer Harris Rauf. Aggression. “When I saw his control, I could understand why he has such a big status in international cricket, it’s something different.”
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Wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan is also impressed with Virat’s finishing abilities.
India squad: Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya (VC), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan. , Suryakumar Yadav.
Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Abdullah Shafiq, Muhammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Muhammad Nawaz, Osama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen. Afridi, Muhammad Waseem
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Updated: October 14, 2023, 11:11 AM IST