T20 WC: India will play Pakistan on 24 October in Dubai.© AFP
India is set to begin their T20 World Cup campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan in Dubai on October 24. Ahead of the mega clash, former India fast bowler Ajit Agarkar, speaking on Star Sports’ ‘Class of 2007’ show, said that as both the teams are currently going, Pakistan’s showpiece event is expected to pose a threat to India. is unlikely. Agarkar said, “The stakes are always high when India and Pakistan play together but considering Team India’s current form and statistics, I don’t think Pakistan will pose such a challenge.”
The 43-year-old pacer further said that the Virat Kohli-led side should not make the mistake of taking Pakistan lightly in the shortest format of the game.
Agarkar said, “Having said that, I don’t think we should take our neighbors lightly because cricket is a fun game, and things can change at any time, especially in the T20 format.”
Agarkar recalled the 2007 campaign in South Africa where Team India defeated Pakistan in a thrilling final to win the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup.
“The whole tournament (2007 T20 World Cup) was a dream tour for us. We never thought that a group of youngsters could achieve such a feat, that too against Pakistan. I think India-Pakistan rivalry Always brings a tidal wave of emotions and is the most anticipated clash in the World Cup,” he concluded.
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