India-Pakistan rivalry is bigger than the Ashes: Michael Vaughan
For many years, India and Pakistan have been an iconic rivalry, and the fact that they now only meet at ICC events adds to the excitement. The Ashes were often thought to be the most important match of all, but the latest series shows otherwise. While on tour in Australia, England lost the series 4-0. On the other side, the India-Pakistan rivalry is fiercely competitive and draws large audiences.
While some of the ex-Australian and English cricketers do not agree to this, Michael Vaughan admits that India-Pakistan is the superior rivalry. In a conversation, he said, “India vs Pakistan is the biggest game.”
In a conversation with Star Sports, Vaughan said, “I think, we being England and Australia ex-players, we all kind of think of the Ashes as the biggest game in world cricket, it’s not! India vs Pakistan is the biggest game. Looking forward to Rohit Sharma being the captain, probably the first time he’s going to be under real pressure. It’s going to be an epic event.”
The next India-Pakistan encounter has been decided with the announcement of the ICC T20 World Cup to be held in Australia. The match will go underway on the 23rd of October at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. India and Pakistan are clubbed together in the Group B of the super 12 stages.
In the T20 World Cup 2021, Pakistan had a 10-wicket victory against India and thus India will be fired up to win the match after Dubai last year, said a former Australian player.
“Huge rivalry. We all know about that. India will be particularly fired up given what happened back in November where Pakistan registered a 10-wicket victory. So, the rivalry just grows, and what a venue to have,” said Adam Gilchrist.