Ravi Shastri is excited about the India vs. Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 match.
We have arrived after a ten-month wait. Today is India vs. PakistanDay. And the event, Asia Cup 2023. The mother of all battles in Sri Lanka’s Kandy’s Pallekele International Stadium. The number of India-Pakistan encounters has decreased dramatically, but the quality of the cricket has not.
There isn’t a match in the last four that is more evenly matched than India-Pakistan. India won the 2019 World Cup match, while Pakistan crushed a million hearts two years later at the 2021 T20 World Cup. During last year’s Asia Cup, both India and Pakistan won before Virat Kohli’s epochal 82 snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.
As Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam’s sides prepare to write a new chapter in the illustrious history of the India-Pakistan rivalry, Ravi Shastri is the only person who can raise the stakes even higher. As Team begins their Asia Cup campaign on Saturday with a full-strength team, including the return of Jasprit Bumrah and Shreyas Iyer from injury, the former coach reserved a significant compliment for Rohit’s unit. Shastri went on to say that while India are the early favorites, Pakistan should not be overlooked.
“I believe India will start as favorites.” This combination of players is their best since 2011. And a seasoned captain who knows the terrain better than most. Nonetheless, Pakistan has closed the gap. There was a disparity in the strength of both teams and man to man seven-eight years ago. However, Pakistan has narrowed it down. “They’re a very good team, so you have to be at your best,” Shastri told ESPNCricinfo.