‘For us it’s just a game of cricket’: Rohit says India don’t want to hype India-Pak in group

India led by Rohit Sharma will face Pakistan in Dubai on August 28. Photo credit: Twitter/@ICC

HIGHLIGHTS

  • India will face Pakistan in the Asian Cup on August 28.
  • The match will take place in Dubai.
  • Rohit Sharma played down the hype saying it was just another game of cricket.
Arch-rivals India and Pakistan will face off next week in the Asian Cup T20 tournament. The competition between these two teams will take place in Dubai on Sunday 28 August. It will be the first time since the end of the T20 World Cup last year that these two teams will face each other. Unlike in the past, the big rivals now face each other in multinational tournaments like ICC events and Asian Cup matches only, so whenever these two teams play, the atmosphere gets excited and the pressure starts to build. accumulate between the two groups of players.

Last year, for the first time, Pakistan managed to keep their nerves in check and got the better of India in a World Cup match. They won the group stage match against the Men in Blue by 10 wickets to end a 12 game losing streak. On August 28, the Asian Cup match will be played again at the same venue, and Pakistan will be hoping to win back-to-back wins and put the pressure on India quickly. On the other hand, the team led by Rohit Sharma are said to be eager to settle the accounts.

Ahead of the India-Pakistan Asian Cup duel, India skipper Rohit Sharma in an interview with Star Sports spoke about the upcoming game and said that although it is a “high pressure game “, he and the team’s head coach Rahul Dravid continually explain to the players that this is just another game and they are trying to reduce the hype surrounding the Pakistan clash in the locker room.

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“Everyone is watching the game, especially India vs Pakistan. No doubt, it’s a high pressure game, but in the group we want to create a normal atmosphere and don’t want to make the hype. in ourselves. For us, it’s just a game of cricket. It’s important for me and Rahul bhai to tell the players that it’s just another opposition,” he said.

India and Pakistan will both be favorites for the Asian Cup due to their recent run in international cricket. These two teams, who have not faced each other in the Asian Cup final so far, could face each other this year, and if that happens, it will be the third clash between these two teams in the tournament. This year.

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