Pakistan cricket team head coach Waqar Younis has vowed to defeat India and change the course of history this time in their upcoming clash on March 19 in Kolkata. Pakistan have never beaten their arch-rivals in an ICC World event with India having won six times in the ODI World Cup and four times in ICC World T20. “No doubt history does not favour us but it’s not that it cannot be changed. History also changes,” said Younis on the eve the high-octane clash between India and Pakistan in Kolkata.
Waqar Younis said:
“History can be changed, and we are confident of that this time. India have a chance of being knocked out of the tournament, so they are under lot of pressure and it surely is a plus point for us.”
“We won the last match against Bangladesh, a lot of positives are in our side. Yes, our history in terms of playing against India in World Cups hasn’t been great, but we are confident of changing that this time.”
“Usually the pressure is on us, but this time, India are under more pressure. It’s a big match, playing against Pakistan, Indians are surely feeling the pressure.”
“Indeed there is rivalry between India and Pakistan but we should take it more as a sporting rivalry. Both the countries have history not only culturally but sporting as well. The way both the countries have played in the last 50 years, I think it’s a treat for the entire world and not just the subcontinent.”
“Our batsmen are also doing well, in fact we are the only team so far in the World Cup to have scored more than 200 runs in one game. Skipper Shahid Afridi is in great form, so we are very confident of our team.”
He went on to say that Pakistan batsmen are in good form and the pace attack is also better as compared to India.
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