T20 WC: India and Pakistan will take on each other in Dubai on October 24.© Twitter
Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan and veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik discuss how playing in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) every year has helped the current Indian team do well in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE and Oman. may help to do so. . Speaking exclusively on Star Sports’ show ‘Class of 2007’, Pathan also talked about the immense expectations that the current Indian team has for the 2007 T20 World Cup winning team in South Africa under former captain MS Dhoni. The opposite has to be done.
“I think nobody expected anything from the 2007 team, but there is a lot of expectation from the current World Cup squad. The new team has expectations and experience. When we entered the 2007 T20 World Cup, we might have It was the experience of playing in the T20 format,” he said.
Pathan said that currently many players have played enough T20 matches that they now understand how to handle the challenge of expectations.
“But now, things are different, people play IPL, they play a lot of T20 games and there is a lot of conversation around the T20 format. In 2007, there was no social media, but now there is social media, so there are Lots of talks about performances and memes. I think the boys know they have high expectations and they know how to handle it.”
Words were echoing Team India’s experienced wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik. Karthik pointed out that the current members of the team were more adept at handling high pressure situations than the 2007 T20 World Cup winning team.
“It’s completely different in terms of handling pressure, but one thing is very different today from what it was in 2007, is that they have a lot of IPL experience and they’ve played in high-pressure games and they’re in matches. Khel hai jo hai – when it comes to pressure, it is second to none,” he said.
India will begin their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan in Dubai on October 24.
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