The rivalry between India and Pakistan is always special for any cricket fan. It not only encapsulates the emotions of both sets of fans, but also the match takes a huge matter of significance. Even the broadcasters and the ICC knows that the game between the two neighbors gains massive fandom and tickets sell like hot cakes. The two teams do not play each other in a bilateral series due to the volatile political conditions prevalent between the two nations. The two teams have met during the Asia Cup already and played two absolute bangers.
The story as it happened–
Barmy Army is known as one of the biggest supporters group in the world, they tour the world and act as the 12th man for the English team. Barmy Army are also known for their sarcastic or dry sense of humor. This sometimes has rubbed many the wrong way, and they have been in the news for having a go at Kohli in recent times.
Barmy Army pokes fun about the rivalry as Wasim Jaffer replies –
Post the India – Pakistan game on Sunday, the Barmy Army posted a tweet which said “Ashes > India vs Pakistan anyway”. This got the attention of former India opener Wasim Jaffer. The veteran India batter is known for his wit on Twitter and he did not let the chance go by. Jaffer replying to Barmy Army wrote “If I was an England fan, with the Ashes record Eng has, I’d downplay the Ashes if anything #INDvPAK”.
Two classic games seen during Asia Cup –
India and Pakistan so far have played two games during the Asia Cup and both the games have been classics. The first game was on 28th August, which was won by India while the next game was this past Sunday, which was yet another close game. Pakistan held their nerves to win the game by 3 wickets with one ball in hand.
Tuesday will witness India and Sri Lanka face off against each other as India need to win the game to keep their hopes for a place in the final alive. The match will be played at Dubai International Stadium, where India have played all their games so far.