Here’s Why Virender Sehwag Believes Pakistan has more chances of beating India this time

The explosive India batsman also talked about the debate around Pakistan's poor record in the world cup against India.


Indian opening batsman Virender Sehwag thinks that the Men in Green can finally beat India this time in a world cup game.

During a discussion about the upcoming blockbuster game of the ICC T20 World Cup, on October the 24th, Virender Sehwag said that the Pakistan cricket team has better chances due to their record in the T20I format.

“Pakistan always has more chances because they might not play that well in the longer 50-over format. In this format, even one player can defeat any team. But still, Pakistan hasn’t been able to do that, we’ll see what happens on the 24th,” Sehwag said

The explosive India batsman also talked about the debate around Pakistan’s poor record in the world cup against India.

“We are hearing the same thing for the past so many years. And the buildup is always the same that it’s a huge game and it is. This topic is always in the discussion that Pakistan hasn’t won a match against India in the World Cup and the debate about whether they can win this time is the same too,” he added.

According to Virender Sehwaq, India is always under less pressure against Pakistan due to their record in the world cup events.

“If I talk about the 2011 World Cup or the 2003 World Cup, we are under less pressure because our position remains better than Pakistan in the World Cup. So, in my opinion, when we play with that attitude, we never give big statements.”

He also pointed out the big statements coming out of the Pakistan’s camp.

“There are always some big statements from the Pakistani side like he [Pakistani news anchor] said at the starting of his show that ‘We are going to change the date’. India never says such things because they go better prepared. And when you go better prepared, you already know what the result would be,” he said.

Pakistan’s legendary former cricketer, Younis Khan, was also present during the discussion. He advised to always play with a positive frame of mind. The former captain also recalled his statement before the 2009 champions trophy match against India, when he asked about whether they are scared of Sachin Tendulkar.

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