Amid political statements around the high-octane India-Pakistan T20 match slated for tomorrow (October 24), cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir on Saturday exuded confidence over Team India’s victory while adding that nothing will impact its performance.
India-Pakistan T20 match is slated for October 24. The last time the two teams had taken on each other was during the 2019 ODI World Cup. Speaking to ANI, Gautam Gambhir said, “My best wishes are with the team. They have performed well till now. They will surely win. I have full confidence in them.”
Asked about the impact of political pressure on the match, Gambhir said, “The team is doing great. Nothing will impact their performance. The team will play well and will win.”
There is a call for cancelling the match between India and Pakistan from several political leaders following the killings of civilians by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, sparking fear in the Valley.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) vice president Rajeev Shukla had said India would have to play arch-rivals Pakistan in the T20 World Cup as no team could refuse to play another side in a tournament organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The much-awaited high-octane clash between India and Pakistan in the upcoming T20 World Cup will take place on Sunday in Dubai. The former cricketer further refuted the statements coming in from the opposite camp that Pakistan has a better side than India this time. “Pakistan always says like this. If India plays with the same potential then we can win over any country,” Gambhir added.