Published on: July 16, 2021
Former Indian opener Gautam Gambier said that when India faces Pakistan in the T20 World Cup later this year, captain Verat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma will assume the main responsibility. The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the divisions for the 2021 Men’s T20 World Cup on Friday. The event will be held in Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from October 17th to November 14th. BCCI reserves the right to host the event as India’s original plan.
India and Pakistan are placed in the second group of the top 12 of the T20 World Cup. Speaking of the pressure of the conflict between India and Pakistan in the World Cup, Gambier told Star Sports:
“When I played against Pakistan for the first time in an international game, I was probably more excited and nervous than some players who played a lot of cricket against Pakistan. Therefore, it is the responsibility of senior players to keep young players. Calm guys.”
“Because it is not the emotions that win the cricket match, but the contest between the bat and the ball, which will eventually win the cricket match. So people like Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma will have a huge responsibility for India to Pakistan,” this Added a former opener.
Robin Utapa said on the same show that the India-Pakistan match has brought a lot of emotions and expectations, which is why people always look forward to it. He said: “I think any cricket player who has played in the past or anyone who wants to play for India has been looking forward to the India-Pakistan match. Because it brings a lot of emotions-at least for those who watch the game. There are more people than gamers.”
Both Gambhir and Uthappa agree that India needs to surpass the 2007 and 2011 World Cup victories, because this is history. It is worth noting that Gambier has been India’s top scorer in both World Cup victories. Looking back, the former opener said: “It’s very special (as a member of the 2007 T20 World Cup team), but I’ve forgotten it. To be honest, India needs to keep going. In 2007, that’s it, more Compared to 13 years ago, I think we need to get rid of this obsession with 2007 and 2011.”
“Of course, personally, this is a special moment, but I tend to agree with Gautam Gambhir. I think we achieved this goal in 2007, so we know it is achievable,” added .
Speaking of the 2021 T20 World Cup group, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan and the first round of the two qualifiers will be in one group. The defending champions West Indies, England, Australia, South Africa and the first round of the two qualifiers will form another group.