Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt recently admitted that India is under a lot of pressure during the match against Pakistan. He said that during his playing days, Pakistan never thought that India could beat them. Salman Butt also pointed out how Pakistan has tasted decent success over its arch-rival in multinational events in the recent past.
Salman Butt said:
“When we face India, the pressure is on them, not on us. When I was playing, there was not even a single day when we thought that they would beat us. Pakistan won against India in the Asia Cup, the Champions Trophy final, at the T20 World Cup in 2021, and also recently won the ACC Emerging Cup final.”
“Pakistan have played better cricket in knockout matches. India, on the other hand, lost two WTC finals and have not won knockout matches for several years now,” he added.
Notably, India and Pakistan will face off on several occasions in the coming months. The two sides could potentially play three matches against each other in the upcoming Asia Cup 2023 and then also face off in the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023.
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“Why Do You Expect Anything from Them?” – Salman Butt on Icc Cricket World Cup 2023 Promo Controversy
The lack of screen time for Babar Azam and the team in the promos of the upcoming ICC ODI World Cup has angered many Pakistani fans. Responding to this, Salman Butt believes that people should not be offended by the advertisement. He said that he never expected India to do something good for Pakistan.
The 38-year-old also claimed that the Board of Control in India (BCCI) could have used its influence to sideline the Pakistani players.
“Why do you even expect anything from them? Have they ever done anything good with you? The one who made the promo also knew that it would spark a debate. He would be thinking that he had succeeded. We should not give them so much value that it disturbs us. They made a promo, so we should also make our own and air it. ICC is BCCI. The ICC runs on a financial model, and it is the BCCI that funds it.”
Significantly apart from a short clip of Shaheen Afridi‘s celebration, there was nothing in the promo for Pakistani fans to like.