Sunday, August 23, 2009

India vs Pakistan Champions Trophy 2009: Umar Gul Thinks they Must Win

India vs Pakistan ICC Champions Trophy 2009 match will take place in September 26 2009 and thus, there is one month left but the heat of the match has already started. The two neighbors have perhaps the most intense rivalry in sports and this matter has come from political bad relationship. Anyway, Umar Gul of Pakistan cricket team thinks that his team must win this match. He has this kind of desperation feeling because Pakistan has never defeated India in any World Cup match. If you do not have good knowledge of Cricket then you should know that, in this game: there are 3 World Cup events: ICC World Cup (that will again take place on 2011), ICC Champions Trophy (taking place next month) and ICC Twenty20 World Cup (20 over matches).

The interesting thing is that Pakistan has never defeated India in any of these 3 events organized by ICC.

Daily Times reported:

Fast bowler Umar Gul has said that Pakistan are desperate to beat India in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy. Pakistan are grouped with Australia, West Indies and India, and the two teams face off on September 26 in Centurion. “While every match will be important, the game against India, as always, will be special for both the sides,” Gul said. “No rivalry can match the India-Pakistan rivalry and I think the match will be something billions of people all over the world will be waiting for. For us, the match is also important for the simple fact that we haven’t beaten them in an ICC event and we’re desperate to break that sequence (Pakistan have actually beaten India in the 2004 Champions Trophy),” he said.

This match will take place in South Africa. Here, I like to remind the readers that the India and Pakistan played in the final match of Twenty20 World Cup 2007 in South Africa and in it, India snatched a memorable victory in the last over against Pakistan.

1 comment:

  1. lol! for all those who are not knowledgable about the game,in cricket there are only two world cups. one is the 50 over world cup and the other is the 20 over wc.this is not a wc, this is champions trophy and the only encounter pakistan and india had in this tournament was won by pakistan in 2004 in birminghem.