Asia Cup 2023: With the continental tournament starting in just a few days, the tension between the nations is sky-high. India will kickstart their campaign in the tournament on September 2 against their arch-rivals Pakistan.
India announced their squad for Asia Cup 2023 pretty late because of the injury scares. Skipper Rohit Sharma and Chief Selector Ajit Agarkar attended the press conference themselves to announce the squad.
It was a lighthearted conference where both of them answered the interviewers honestly. One such statement by Ajit Agarkar has created a lot of controversy. When asked about what will India do against Pakistan’s pace attack, the former Indian pacer replied “Virat Kohli will handle them”.
Shadab Khan Strikes Back
A few days after the press conference, Pakistan all-rounder Shadab Khan fired back over the remarks. He was furious over the remarks by the Indian chief selector and replied with all his might.
He stated that it all depends on the day. Everyone can talk and can say whatever they want but it does not make any difference. The scenario will be different when the match takes place and then only we will get to know the real answer.
The last time India and Pakistan faced each other was in the 2022 T20 World Cup and Virat Kohli played a match-winning innings of 82 runs. India won a famous match when Ashwin scored that last run.
The Biggest Rivalry In Asia Cup 2023
India vs. Pakistan is the biggest rivalry in cricket history. Pakistan team has just reclaimed the number 1 ODI team spot in the ICC ranking after defeating Afghanistan. While the Indian team is practicing at the national camp in Bangalore.
Both teams are ready to leave everything on the field and it will be yet another classic in this amazing rivalry.