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‘I keep in mind when India came to Pakistan in 2004. Our A team had overwhelmed them’

Published on Oct 12, 2022 08: 05 AM IST

The aged Pakistan captain made a huge observation as he recalled India’s tour of Pakistan in 2004.

Sourav Ganguly; Inzamam-ul-Haq(Getty)
Sourav Ganguly; Inzamam-ul-Haq(Getty)

In expose-day cricket, the fits between India and Pakistan cricket teams are confined to continental (Asia Cup) and international (ICC) tournaments, owing to political tensions between both international locations. The last bilateral sequence between the two sides took assign in 2012/13 when Pakistan had toured India for 3 ODIs and as many T20Is. On the opposite hand, even because the two international locations have not engaged in bilateral cricket fits since then, the opponents piece a correctly off history on the cricket field.

In 2004, India had toured Pakistan in a historic bilateral tour, that incorporated 5 ODIs and three Assessments. This change into the predominant bilateral sequence between the two sides since the Kargil battle in 1999; alternatively, India and Pakistan did lock horns within the 2003 World Cup sooner than, and varied multi-team events as correctly. Whereas India secured a 3-2 make a selection within the ODI sequence towards Pakistan, the Sourav Ganguly-led facet sealed the Take a look at sequence 2-1. On the opposite hand, the guests faced a huge shock in their first game of the tour towards Pakistan ‘A’.

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In a high-scoring game, India assign a huge gain of 335/6 in fifty overs after being invited to bat first by Taufeeq Umar; in acknowledge, Pakistan ‘A’ chased down the aim with six wickets and 24 balls to spare. Umar smashed 104, while Imran Nazir scored 65 off perfect 32 deliveries because the Pakistan ‘A’ batters smashed the Indian bowlers all around the park on the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

Broken-down Pakistan captain Salman Butt recalled the sport as he when in contrast Pakistan’s bench energy from 2004 with the fresh position within the nation’s domestic cricket.

“I keep in mind India came to Pakistan in 2004. They played towards Pakistan ‘A’ in a warm-up match. And Pakistan ‘A’ had in actuality overwhelmed the Indian team. Imran Nazir scored factual runs, the match took assign on the Gaddafi Stadium. It change into a high-scoring game. Blueprint you’ve a setup to put together a team bask in that now?” Butt acknowledged on his legitimate YouTube channel.

“It ragged to be there. I in actuality have long past to South Africa with the ‘A’ teams. Even U19 excursions ragged to take assign. Now there are none. Who is to blame? What have you ever dropped on the system? There’s loads to acknowledge, but no person desires to acknowledge,” Butt acknowledged.

Pakistan are for the time being taking fragment in a tri-sequence with Contemporary Zealand and Bangladesh. The Babar Azam-led facet will launch its marketing campaign on the T20 World Cup towards India on October 23.


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