Pakistan play India on Sunday
Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Ramiz Raja has urged the Pakistan T20 World Cup squad to treat the upcoming match against India as just another game.
Ramiz addressed the squad members in a virtual session on Friday ahead of their event opener against their archrivals, which is set to be played at the Dubai Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
The PCB chief said the unity within the Babar Azam-led side will play a crucial role during the match and throughout Pakistn’s T20 World Cup campaign. “If the captain and the team stand united, victory will be ours,” said Ramiz.
The 1992 World Cup winner asked the team to avoid social media and focus on the upcoming game. “The Pakistan team should be seen giving it all in the World Cup,” said Ramiz. “No one can deny us victory.
“All of you are the best players, don’t allow anyone to intimidate yourself,” he added.
Ramiz extended support to the Pakistan unit and assured them that they did not need to worry about anything.
Babar’s Pakistan will look to end their losing streak against India, who have beaten the former in all of their 12 matches at the T20 and 50-over World Cups.
However, Pakistan come into the Super 12s contest with 10 wins in a row in the United Arab Emirates.
After facing India, Pakistan will take on New Zealand, Afghanistan and Scotland in the Super 12 stage, while the remaining opponent is yet to be decided in the ongoing Round 1.