The Green Shirts broke the age-old tradition of the World Cup with their domineering performances. Photo: AFP
Karachi: India’s pride of not losing to Pakistan in the World Cup tournaments was shattered, the Green Shirts broke the years-old negative tradition with domineering performances, India’s lead in ICC events was somewhat reduced.
Pakistan has broken the years-old tradition of India not winning World Cup tournaments, which has shattered its pride of never having tunnels in mega events. India has a clear lead over Pakistan cricket team in ICC World Events.
In Sunday’s match, the two traditional rivals met for the 18th time in the ICC mega-events and this time the victory went to the Green Shirts. Pakistan’s record in the series against each other is much better, but in ICC events, the unknown fear gripped the green shirts, but in the T20 World Cup, the Pakistan team broke this idol of fear. It may be recalled that Pakistan and India met for the first time in ICC events in the 1992 World Cup in which India won by 43 runs.
In the 1996 World Cup quarter-finals, the Indian team defeated the Green Shirts by 39 runs. In the 1999 ODIs, the Indian team was victorious by 39 runs. In the 2003 World Cup, the Pakistan team lost to India by 3 wickets. Defeated, in the opening round of the 2007 T20 World Cup, Pakistan lost by a hit wicket after a tie, while in the final of the same tournament, the Green Shirts lost by 5 runs to a traditional rival. Pakistan finally won the 2009 Champions Trophy by 54 runs.
In the 2011 World Cup semi-final, India defeated Pakistan by 29 runs. India defeated Green Shirts by 8 wickets in T20 World Cup 2012, India won by 8 wickets in 2013 Champions Trophy match, India won by 7 wickets in T20 World Cup 2014, ODI World Cup 2015 Pakistan team lost to India by 76 runs, India won the T20 World Cup 2016 by 6 wickets.
In the 2017 Champions Trophy match, the Indian team won by 6 wickets. In the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy, Pakistan defeated India by 180 runs. India won the 2019 World Cup by 89 runs.