The India – Pakistan cricketrivalry is one of the most intense sports rivalry in the world.
According to a report, An India-Pakistan cricket match has been estimated to attract up to 1 billion viewers. The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup epic semifinal match between Ind & Pak attracted around 988 million television viewers.In that match, Ind won by 29 runs after restricting Pak to 231 runs. Sachin Tendulkar was the highest scorer with 85 Runs.
The arch-rival relations between the two nations, resulting from the extensive communal violence and conflict that marked the Partition of British India into India and Pakistan in 1947 and the subsequent Kashmir conflict, laid the foundations for the emergence of an intense sporting rivalry between the two nations who had erstwhile shared a common cricketing heritage.
It is true that India’s record is ICC tournaments is much better as compared to Pakistan. But, overall, in ODIs, the boys in green have an edge.
Having said that, when India and Pakistan head into the much-awaited clash, past records will have very little effect on cricketers from both camps as they will be motivated to do well and win the match for their fans and country.
Below are the list of some of the most memorable moments of ‘India vs Pakistan’ through GIFs.
Amir Sohail was acting too cool.
And then this happened!
But when it comes too being cool, Javed is Mian-DAD!
Talking about ‘being cool’, how can we not name this legend. Very few people can step out to a quality spinner like Saqlain Mushtaq on 294 and smash a gigantic six. Well, Virender Sehwag did. And did it in style.
Moving from cool to hot, this verbal fight between Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi is one of the most famous (infamous?) India vs Pakistan moments.
And that wasn’t the only time Gautam Gambhir lost his cool. This angry young man from Delhi doesn’t believe in holding back. And Kamran was up for it, too.
And, this is arguably the best yorker we have ever seen!
Now, let’s take a look at some of the most exciting finishes between India and Pakistan.
When Javed Miandad broke billions of hearts in India by smashing a six off the last ball.
Pakistan cricket fans were uncountable that day! One of the most memorable ‘India vs Pakistan’ moments.
One of the most nail-bitting finishes in India vs Pakistan history. Shahid Afridi kept his cool and smashed one of the most memorable sixes of his career off Ravichandran Ashwin’s bowling.
And celebrated in his trademark style
And, last but not the least, Harbhajan Singh finished it off in style and made sure that Shoaib ‘The Rawalpindi Express’ Akhtar knew about it.