T20 World Cup: Harbhajan Singh takes jibe at Shoaib Akhtar ahead of tournament

  • “Our team is very compact, very strong, they will easily beat you guys,” he tells Akhtar.
  • “You must give us a pushover, you will play, you will again lose,” Harbhajan says.
  • Pakistan have never stood able to beat India in the T20 World Cup since 2007.

Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh has occupied a jibe at Pakistan’s former fast-bowler, Shoaib Akhtar, ahead of the T20 World Cup, where the two arch-rivals are set to see initial on in the contest.

“I take told Shoaib Akhtar, whatever is the point of Pakistan playing, you must bounce us a runaway, you will show, you will over lose, you will be troubled,” Harbhajan said while talking to Star Sports.

“Our team is very solid, very strong, they will easily beat you guys,” he added.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam, a day previous speaking through a near press conference, said he was assured of hiding India and winning the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

The skipper said Pakistan would beat India and bring on the drive through the tournament to win the World Cup.

“There is pressure [on the team] during mega-events, but there is added pressure during matches against India,” the skipper told journalists throughout the press conference.

India, since the T20 World Cup flexed off in 2007, has met Pakistan a total of five times and appeared winning in all the matches. They will aim to keep the winning strip.

The Men’s Cricket T20 World Cup — which is the first super event that ICC is hosting since the epidemic — is scheduled between October 17 and November 14 in the UAE and Oman.

Pakistan will play warm-up matches against West Indies and South Africa before start their movement with a runaway success clash with arch-rivals India on October 24 in Dubai.

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