BJP National President Amit Shah has said, India will be among the top prime countries in the world in 2022 when it is completing 75 years of Independence. Just when the world, and even its bitterest foe India, were willing to concede that Pakistan had played brilliant cricket to set up a dream final, comes the news that doubts are being raised on their progress in the tournament. Someone has helped you win the game.
"But someone asked me before the tournament who would be in the final and I said Pakistan", Azhar insisted. "They should not be flying too high on their success at the moment because we know that they've been "brought" to this position".
He further mentioned that India has very strong batting lineup and they can put up a strong total on board which will pressurise Pakistan. "They can come up with a good game and hence it is important for us to stick to the roles assigned by our coach and execute them as planned", Manpreet said.
On the other hand in hockey, India is now ranked 6th in World Hockey, while Pakistan are 13th.
So the cup is left to be fought out by two arch rivals, India and Pakistan on the English soil, the birth place of cricket.
And the former Pakistan all-rounder insisted all the burden of expectation was now on India's shoulders. But the team management boosted us really well. Most recently, the ex-Indian batsman was trolled on micro-blogging site Twitter for his obnoxious tweets regarding Pakistan.
However, it would not be an easy one for the Men in Blue to defend their title as they would face a charged-up and equally confident Pakistan, who surprised everyone by beating favourites England in the first semi-final at Cardiff on Wednesday.