The epic rivalry between India and Pakistan remains to be one of the iconic chapters of the sport. Cricket fanatics divided by a border go berserk whenever the two teams lock horns and former England skipper Michael Vaughan shared his take on the rivalry. The arch-nemesis compete against each other only in the tournaments organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The last time they locked horns was in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, where Pakistan won for the very first time against India in the world cup as the Babar Azam-led side won the match by 10 wickets.
Michael Vaughan says, “India vs Pakistan is the biggest game”
Michael Vaughan says that the Ashes series between England and Australia is not the biggest rivalry in world cricket and the rivalry between India and Pakistan is the biggest in world cricket.
“I think, we being England and Australia ex-players, we all kind of think of the Ashes as the biggest game in world cricket, it’s not! India vs Pakistan is the biggest game,” Vaughan said while speaking to Star Sports.
It is needless to say that the prestigious Ashes series, the oldest rivalry in cricket, has been one-sided for the past few years. Australia have retained the urn for the third time in the last six years and recently won it by 4-0.
Michael Vaughan has also added that he is looking forward to Rohit Sharma leading the Indian team in the event: “Looking forward to Rohit Sharma being the captain, probably the first time he’s going to be under real pressure. It’s going to be an epic event,” he added.
It is always a frenzy to witness India lock horns with Pakistan. While the fixtures for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 were recently announced and it has been noted that the wild fans will be getting another opportunity to witness yet another battle between the arch-rivals on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
A total of 16 international teams will clash in 45 matches as the pinnacle global event in men’s T20 cricket comes to Australia for the first time. The format of the World Cup remains the same as last year’s World cup.