Asia Cup 2018: India vs Pakistan 5th ODI: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir shut Pakistan media with an epic reply on a TV show. Initially, the anchor says that how will this team feel going into the match with Pakistan after their loss to England. Gambhir’s reply to that is, it is a different thing to win against Zimbabwe and losing to England. He further says, even India A can beat Zimbabwe.
Then the Pakistani anchor cheekily says that in cricket there cannot be any excuse, to which Gambhir counter questions him that is it same to win against Zimbabwe and England. Then Gambhir subtly roasts the anchor by saying that is why you look at the rankings for a proper perspective.
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The anchor does not stop there, he further reminds Gambhir of the Champions Trophy loss in 2017, to which Gambhir says, yes, that is alright, but how many times has India defeated Pakistan in the last decade. That is when the debate was won by Gambhir.
Overall, India and Pakistan have played 12 games against each other in the Asia Cup tournament (11 ODI and 1 T20I), with India emerging victorious on six occasions, Pakistan on five and one match ending without any result.
India have won the Asia Cup title six times in 1983/84, 1988/89, 1990/91, 1994/95, 2010, 2016.
India versus Pakistan match starts at 5 pm IST.
India squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, K Khaleel Ahmed
Pakistan Squad: Fakhar Zaman, Imam Ul Haq, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Muhammad Nawaz, Fahim Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, Usman Shinwari, Shaheen Afridi