The India-Pakistan cricket rivalry is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated and hotly contested competitions since the first match between the two nations in 1952. The T20 World Cup duel saw India win in a Houdini-esque the last ball at Australia’s historic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
It didn’t matter if India won or not, but perhaps more importantly, the match between India and Pakistan touched the hearts of all cricket lovers around the world.
Not since Pakistan’s stunning victory over India in the last six in Javed Miandad’s last six at Sharjah in 1986 did Sunday’s game end in a thrilling way.
India and Pakistan have not played each other in a bilateral series since 2013, due to political tensions between the neighbors, it is a sad commentary for sports in general.
Former Indian cricket legend Ravi Shastri led the call for more India-Pakistan cricket matches but left the ball with both countries’ governments.