ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

“Record is meant to be broken,” Babar Azam warns India of 7-0 record in ICC Cricket World Cup

Saurabh AnandSaurabh Anand
October 13 2023
Babar Azam, Rohit Sharma

Babar Azam reminded India about 2021 T20 World Cup game played in Dubai.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam is upbeat ahead of the big money clash against India and he is looking forward to breaking India’s winning streak against his side in the World Cup. India and Pakistan will be taking on each other for the 8th time in World Cup history. Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium is prepared to host a big ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 clash on Saturday. Indians have dominated Pakistan in every World Cup clash. 

Pakistan after starting brilliantly in the ongoing World Cup are running high on confidence as they will be looking to get their first ever World Cup win against India. So Far, Team India have won all the 7 World Cup games they have played against Pakistan. Apart from the World Cup, Team India got dominating numbers to testify to their magnificent run against their arch-rivals. Unafraid of the record, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is hopeful of breaking India’s winning streak. 

Babar Azam hopeful of breaking India’s streak

Babar Azam will be leading the Pakistan team for the first time against India in a World Cup game. In the pre-match press conference, Babar Azam said, “This kind of record is meant to be broken. Hope it happens tomorrow.” Babar Azam also added that they ended the similar streak in the 2021 T20 World Cup and they are hopeful of doing the same in Ahmedabad as well. Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets to get their first-ever T20 World Cup win against India. 

Pakistan captain Babar Azam added, “We beat India at the 2021 T20 World Cup, before that even that hadn’t happened. So there’s always a first time.” Before the 2021 T20 World Cup game, India defeated Pakistan 5 times consecutively in the tournament. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan added an unbeaten 152-run partnership for the opening wicket chasing down 151 runs against India in Dubai. Pakistan will be looking to replicate the same in Ahmedabad. 

India and Pakistan both have started nicely in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 and have won their opening two fixtures. India defeated five-time world champions Australia in Chennai and Afghanistan in Delhi while Pakistan defeated inexperienced Netherlands and chased down a mammoth 345 runs against 1996 World Champions Sri Lanka in Hyderabad. Babar Azam has not fired with the bat in this tournament so far. 

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