On Sunday at the Dubai International Stadium, India’s first Asia Cup game will be against its bitter foe Pakistan. Since Pakistan easily defeated India by a margin of 10 wickets at the same stadium during the 2021 T20 World Cup, this will be the first time the two teams have faced off. KL Rahul, the vice-captain of India, acknowledged that his country was “outplayed” by Pakistan last year when appearing at a news conference on Friday.
“Yes, obviously. Losing any game in a World Cup always hurts you a little bit. It was our first game of the World Cup last year and we were very excited. Any team that enters the World Cup wants to start well, but unfortunately, that did not happen for us,” Rahul said.
“We were outplayed against a really strong Pakistan team,” he said.
“Yes we get an opportunity to once again play against them, it is a contest we are all looking forward to and we all are eager to go out there. The game starts from zero, there might be history but it does not count for anything. It will always start from zero,” Rahul said.