The wait for all-important India vs Pakistan clash is almost over as the two sides are set to play each other today in Dubai. Meanwhile, a Pakistan fan girl was seen asking the Indian opening batter KL Rahul and mentor MS Dhoni to not perform against Pakistan.
In a recent viral video on the internet, the conversation was recorded. Here is the banter:
“Rahul, please don’t play good tomorrow. No, please don’t play good tomorrow,” she says while KL Rahul returns after a practice session on the eve of the game. After a few moments, MSD emerges in the frame and a question is thrown from the crowd. Replying to this, Dhoni could be seen replying with a smile, “Humara kaam hi aisa hai.” On this, the woman who asked Rahul to not perform then says to the former India skipper, “Mahi just leave this match… in the next match. Not this match please.”
Here’s the full video:
India’s unbeaten record against Pakistan in World Cup matches
Notably, 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.
After two wins at the 2007 WC, India registered victories at the 2012, 2014, and 2016 editions of the 20-over ICC event. The Indian cricket team’s fans will be hoping this scoreline to widen up to 6-0 while the across-border supporters are wishing for Pakistan’s maiden victory against India at the World Cups.