There's no love lost between India and Pakistan. The latest strikes at Balakot in retaliation to the Pulwama suicide bombings have only added more fuel to THAT fire. And while the two countries have avoided a full-fledged War, a cricket match between the two has often compensated for one. The last time India and Pakistan played in a series was in 2007 when the Shoaib Malik led Pakistani squad visited India. Since then India has refused to play Pakistan in a series and the only time we get to watch the clash of the Titans is when the two play the World Cup.
Both teams have faced each other 11 times (including T20) and India has won all those battles. But if the weather conditions in England don't change. it looks like Virat Kohli's boys won't play Pakistan at all. Yes! your Sunday plans are one shower away from a wash-out. We have a few cricket enthusiasts on in.com's desk as well and almost all of them had made sure they weren't working this weekend because it is a glorious 'mauka-mauka' for India to make a dozen wins against their arch-rivals. The match is scheduled to be played in Manchester but the weather forecast isn't looking too good.
Here's what the Manchester weather will be like this Sunday:
While cricket is no less than a religion in India, India vs Pakistan match becomes Mahabharat for Indians. Fans from across the borders see the match but the craze from the Indian side is comparatively higher. Last time when the two teams clashed in the Champions Trophy in 2017, a whopping 47.45 million people watched the game. While India vs Pakistan 2016 T20 clash was watched by around 730 million fans, in 2015 World Cup, 288 million people in India were glued to their TV sets to witness the epic battle. Not to mention the ad rates that shoot-up during the game. While cloud cover may have already 'reportedly' helped us once this year, we don't see that happening again in Manchester.Read More