The highly anticipated clash between India and Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup has reached a fever pitch, with fans eagerly awaiting the battle at Ahmedabad. Adding to the excitement, Anushka Sharma, the partner of talismanic batter Virat Kohli, arrived in Ahmedabad to show her support for India.
Kohli has been in scintillating form, showcasing his brilliance in both of India’s World Cup matches. In the opening game against Australia, Kohli played a crucial innings, steering India out of a challenging situation when they were 2-3 early in the chase of 200. Partnering with KL Rahul, Kohli’s composed 85 laid the foundation for India’s victory, allowing Rahul to play freely and confidently.
In the following match against Afghanistan, Kohli continued his stellar form, scoring an unbeaten 55* in a partnership with skipper Rohit Sharma. Kohli’s patience and stability at the crease have been invaluable for the Indian team.
— ANI (@ANI) October 14, 2023
While Pakistan faced a setback after their loss to India in the Asia Cup semi-finals, they have regrouped well in the World Cup. Despite struggles from their premier batter, Babar Azam, the team has showcased resilience, securing statement wins, including a successful chase against Sri Lanka.
However, history favors India in this matchup, as Pakistan has never recorded a World Cup victory against them. India boasts a 7-0 winning streak against Pakistan in ICC World Cup tournaments, a record they aim to extend.
Most runs against an opponent in ICC tournaments:
Virat Kohli – 625 Vs Pakistan.
Mahela Jayawardene – 553 Vs Australia.
AB de Villiers – 541 Vs West Indies. pic.twitter.com/vRxfbGo8jO
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 13, 2023
The stage is set for a thrilling encounter at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, where the world will witness the clash of these cricketing titans.