“Biggest rivalry of all-time” – Twitterati ecstatic as India and Pakistan set for 2021 T20 World Cup clash

Team India will start as favourites against Pakistan in a high-pressure match on Sunday in Dubai.

India skipper Virat Kohli and Pakistan captain Babar Azam
India skipper Virat Kohli and Pakistan captain Babar Azam

The two Asian giants and arch-rivals – India and Pakistan are set to face each other in match 4 of the Super 12 stage in the ongoing 2021 T20 World Cup. The high-voltage clash is scheduled to take place on October 24 from 7:30 PM (IST) onwards at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.  

The fans and supporters of both sides are super excited ahead of this game as an Indo-Pak encounter is taking place after a gap of two years. The two teams last played during the 2019 World Cup in England where Virat Kohli’s men registered a one-sided win of 89 runs (DLS method). 

Moreover, the Pakistani team is yet to beat the ‘Men in Blue’ in a World Cup game as the latter hold the overall record of 11-0. The Indians have won all six matches in the 50-over WC and all five games in the 20-over ICC tournaments. They even beat their neighbouring country in the finale of the inaugural edition of the ICC World T20 back in 2007 under the leadership of MS Dhoni

Twitter reactions ahead of India-Pakistan match

The netizens have started sharing some hilarious memes of the much-anticipated match Sunday. While most of them are expecting the scoreline to widen up to 12-0 while the others are wishing for Pakistan’s maiden victory against India at the World Cups. 

Here are some of the top tweets:

Here are the full squads of India and Pakistan:

Team India Full Squad

Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (Vice-Captain), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (Wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami

Team Pakistan Full Squad

Babar Azam (Captain), Shadab Khan (Vice-Captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (Wicket-keeper), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed (Wicket-keeper), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik

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