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.
The Men in Blue will be eager to avenge their 10-wicket loss to their adversary in the T20 World Cup last year.
Both teams will learn something from this game before their upcoming meeting in Melbourne on October 24 for the T20 World Cup 2022.
Ganguly believes that the match between India and Pakistan is just another regular match and that Indian players are aware of how to handle it. Ganguly played 12 Tests and 53 ODIs against Pakistan.
“India vs Pakistan match is just another match. For those who play regularly or when I used to play, I didn’t take Pakistan as any special match. In knockout matches, there is extra pressure. But nothing like that. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul all are experienced players. They know how to handle the pressure. It’s not a big matter for them,” Ganguly told India Today.