"Life kaisi hai’ kaunsi gaadi khareedi hai"- Rohit Sharma opens up about meetings between India and Pakistan players
The match between India and Pakistan is always the centre of attraction of any tournament. That is because these two teams don't play with each other in any bilateral series any more. They often meet in ICC tournaments or multinational tournaments.
That is why the intensity of this match is always high worldwide. Fans from both countries are always treated to a high-voltage clash, and this time around, that same kind of atmosphere is expected in the match on October 23, when these two teams will lock horns once again.
Just like in the last T20 World Cup, this time as well, both teams will open their campaign with a match against each other. The tickets for that match are sold out, which means it will be a packed stadium at the MCG, which will add more emotions to the game.
But how do the players from these two countries feel about this match and what do they have when they meet players from other teams? At the recent press conference, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma revealed the conversation he used to have with Babar Azam and other Pakistani players whenever he met them.
On the other hand, when Babar was asked about his conversation with Rohit, he replied that Rohit is senior to him and whenever they talk, he always looks to get some experience from him. Rohit also showed the same kind of respect and added that the players from both teams often greet each other in a friendly manner.
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Rohit said, "Whenever we meet, we talk about how are things back home, how the families are. Even our previous generation cricketers also told us the same thing. We just talk about what is going on, how is life and what new car they have bought or they are about to buy."
Both teams are placed in Group 2 of the "Super 12" stage, along with South Africa, Bangladesh, and two qualifying teams. Interestingly, these two teams played in the Asia Cup 2022 as well. India won the first match at the group stage, while Pakistan won the game in the "Super 4".
Both teams are struggling with their own issues as a team. Pakistan are looking to get consistency from their middle order, while India are trying to figure out the right combination in their pace bowling department. So it will not be a wrong statement to say that whoever wins the match on October 23 can make it to the semi-finals of the tournament.