Ahead of the much-awaited India – Pakistan match of the T20 World Cup 2022, Yuzvendra Chahal – India’s one of the finest spinners in the game at the moment has highlighted the importance of not thinking too much about this contest.
Chahal on India Pakistan Clash in T20 World Cup 2022
Though a lot has been said and written about the Indo-Pak clash ahead of the October 23 showdown, the perspective of players towards this match remains a little different.
In an interview with Dainik Jagran, Chahal was asked about the anticipation for the match against Pakistan. The wrist spinner said that for players, it’s like any other match.
“When you’ve already played against a particular opponent, you don’t worry much when you face them again. However, there is a lot of hype generated by the media and the internet ahead of the clash against Pakistan. But for us cricketers, this is just like another match and if we think too much pressure certainly builds,” Chahal responded.
“I’m quite active on the internet but I don’t allow myself to get bothered on what is being written out there. Pakistan is a good team but the focus solely remains on our performance. The most important thing is how you perform on the match day, everything depends on that,” he added, speaking of the hype around the match on social media.
When asked about his opinion of the Pakistan team, the 32-year-old said: “Pakistan’s team is also good, but our main focus remains on our performance. Most importantly, it all depends on how you are playing on the day the match is held.”
India will play their first match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 against Pakistan on October 23 in Melbourne.