The biggest match in sports, the most viewed match in sports and the most dramatic rivalry in sports is back.
India vs Pakistan has never just been about cricket but a mix of cricket, politics, controversy and public opinion. This time is no different. Indian Fans have argued for a Pakistan boycott after the migrant worker killings.
The last time India and Pakistan met in a bilateral series was during a brief period of peace in 2013. India has a 12-0 record against Pakistan in World cup’s, both T20 and ODI. They have a 7-0 record in T20s.
India’s not the only one with records this time around. Babar Azam’s Pakistan has been on a 10 match winning streak in the UAE.
The tickets for the match in Dubai were sold out within an hour of launching. The excitement still seems to be on a high as the two cricketing giants go head to head. Babar ahead of the match said, “Pakistan stand a very good chance as they have experienced players who have played a lot against India. India start as favourites and they have all the areas covered but in T20 anybody could beat anybody on their day. These conditions suit us and we know how to play here. We need to keep things simple in all the departments.”
While Captain Kohli downplayed the hype and said, “it’s just another game. I have always approached this game as just another game of cricket. I know there is a lot of hype created around this game more so with ticket sales and the demands for tickets. Yes, the environment, you can say, is different. From the fans’ point of view, it is definitely louder. From the players’ point of view, we stay as professional as we can.”
Who will win this match? One of the most anticipated matches in sports history, on the 24th October, a big day for sports in terms of cricket, football and Motor racing. With fixtures like India vs Pakistan (cricket), Barcelona vs Real Madrid (football), Manchester United vs Liverpool (football), PSG vs Marseille (football) and the United States GP (Formula 1) all in 1 day.
Players and fans were left bemused when a pitch invader who went by the jersey name “Jarvo” found his way onto the field of play at Lord’s on Day 3 of the second Test between England and India. The man casually walked among the players, wearing a Team India jersey and pointed to security officials the BCCI logo on his shirt when they came running to escort him off the field. Indian players were confused and amused by this sudden intrusion as Mohammed Siraj couldn’t control his laughter.
On the first day of the second Test India Vs England at Lord’s, KL Rahul scored his first century in Test matches since September 2018, when he scored 149 at The Oval against England. In total, Rahul has scored six centuries in Test matches.
Athiya Shetty showed her love to her rumoured boyfriend KL Rahul who scored his maiden Test century. KL Rahul and Athiya Shetty haven’t officially confirmed dating each other. However, she took to her Instagram story to show her support for her rumoured boyfriend and celebrate the moment.
Athiya shared a clip of Rahul was shared with emojis of a raising hand and a red heart. Athiya Shetty’s father and Actor, Sunil Shetty, also shared a brief video of KL Rahul from India vs England match and thanked him for giving him the special gift for his birthday on Wednesday. He wrote, “100 at the Mecca of cricket! Congratulations and god bless baba, @rahulkl. Ps: thank you for my bday gift!”
In addition to his fast bowling, Jasprit Bumrah is also known for his batting. Previous games have shown him to be adept at defending deliveries.
Bumrah has played a crucial role in the ongoing five-match Test series against England. As a result of his four wickets, he played a crucial role.
In addition to the ball, he also contributed with the bat. Bumrah didn’t show any signs of flexing his muscles when Team India lost 9 wickets. He kept defending deliveries.
Bumrah continued to smash three fours and a six, unleashing his batting masterclass. Off Sam Curran’s bowling, he smashed a six. Bumrah surprised everyone with his exceptional batting.
With his crucial runs towards the end of the first Test, India stretched a healthy lead. The England cricket team was bowled out for 183 runs in their first innings. A 64-point performance by Joe Root, including 11 fours, led the way.
The Indian team responded by scoring 278 at the cost of all their wickets. Currently, the visitors lead by 95 runs and are comfortably in the lead. The first lead in the series belongs to Kohli & Co.
Bumrah flexes his muscles on Day 3
Jasprit Bumrah scored 28 off 34 balls with a strike rate of 82.35. It looked like he was at ease with the bat. Ollie Robinson dismissed him in the 85th over.
Robinson was the best bowler for the England cricket team. James Anderson took four wickets, while lanky pacer Pat Cummins accounted for five.