Shoaib Akhtar, former Pakistan pacer predicted that India would be losing to Pakistan in the T20 World Cup Final this year. He shared this prediction on Sportstak on YouTube.
Prediction from Akhtar
Shoaib Akhtar came up with a really bold prediction for this year’s T20 World Cup. He said that India and Pakistan would make it to the World Cup Final and Pakistan would finally beat Indian national cricket team this time in a World Cup. “I have a feeling Pakistan and India will play in the T20 World Cup final and India will lose to Pakistan. Conditions in UAE will favour both India and Pakistan,” Shoaib Akthar told Sportstak on Youtube.
Shoaib Akhtar had his own reasons of predicting the finalists. He explained that UAE conditions would be favouring the two subcontinent nations India and Pakistan. Clearly these two have the chance of making it to the finale.
The Clash of Titans from Yesteryears
Indian team has an astonishing record of 11-0 in World Cups against Pakistan. Be it the 50-over format or the T20I, Indian team has maintained unbeaten record against the neighbouring country. It started off in the 1992 World Cup and continued till the 2016 T20 World Cup. Pakistan did beat India in the 2017 Champions Trophy final albeit. Meanwhile, these two will be featuring in the same group for the ICC T20 World Cup this year in the UAE. It will be interesting to see if Pakistan manage to live up to Akhtar’s expectations.
Former Pakistan legend Shoaib Akhtar played 46 Tests, 163 ODIs, and 15 T20Is for Pakistan and picked up 178, 247, and 19 wickets respectively. He has the record of delivering the fastest delivery in the international cricket. The ball was delivered at 161.3 Km/hr. But even this legendary bowler could not change Pakistan’s fate against India in World Cups. He enjoyed a great rivalry especially with the master blaster, Sachin Tendulkar. The clash between the two was an exciting one between the two.