T20 World Cup 2021: “Would like to see India and Pakistan in the final” – Sunil Gavaskar

The Pakistan side will start with the onus to defy history as they have never defeated India in a World Cup match.

Sunil Gavaskar wishes for Ind-Pak T20 WC final
Sunil Gavaskar wishes for Ind-Pak T20 WC final

Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar has expressed his desire to watch India and Pakistan locking horns in the final match of the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup. The arch-rivals are already scheduled to play in match 4 of the much-anticipated tournament on October 24 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. 

During a recent interaction on AajTak’s show Salaam Cricket 2021, the legendary batter stated that a final between these two sides would be fascinating to watch for all fans.

“I would like to see India in that final, and Pakistan. What else does anybody want? Even the ICC wants India and Pakistan to be in the final,” Gavaskar said.

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Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram

Former Pakistan speedster Wasim Akram, who was also a part of the same panel, mentioned the four probable sides that can make it to the knockouts. He believes that India, West Indies, Pakistan, and England can be the four semi-finalists of the ongoing ICC event while New Zealand’s chances would be dependent upon the weather.

“New Zealand’s chances really depend on the weather I feel. It is hot now and if it remains like this, it will be difficult for them but then by October, it will be pleasant. For me, the four sides that can reach semis are India, West Indies, Pakistan, and England,” the legendary fast bowler opined.

Reacting to Akram’s response, Sunil Gavaskar said that he feels no team starts as favourites ahead of the tournament. 

“I don’t look at either team as a favourite. The team that handles the pressure well on the day, the team that can control its mistakes, like no balls, can do well,” he added.

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