In the 2021 T20 World Cup, India was “outplayed” by a “really strong” Pakistan: KL Rahul. On Sunday, India will face archrival Pakistan in their first Asia Cup match at the Dubai International Stadium.
On Sunday, India will face archrival Pakistan in their first Asia Cup match at the Dubai International Stadium. This will be the first meeting between the two teams since Pakistan defeated India by a 10-wicket margin at the same venue in the 2021 T20 World Cup. At a press conference on Friday, India vice-captain KL Rahul admitted that last year’s defeat to Pakistan had hurt the team and that India had been “outplayed” in the match.
“Obviously, yes. Losing any game in the World Cup is always painful. Last year, it was our first World Cup game, and we were ecstatic. Any team that enters the World Cup hopes to get off to a good start, but that did not happen for us “Rahul stated.
“We were outplayed by a very strong Pakistan team.” KL Rahul
Rahul went on to say that the team is excited to face Pakistan again, and that whatever history the two teams have will be irrelevant when they take the field.
“Yes, we get another chance to play against them; it’s a game we’re all looking forward to, and we’re all excited to get out there. The game starts from zero; there may be history, but it is irrelevant. It will always begin at zero “Rahul stated.
Apart from India and Pakistan, Hong Kong is the other team in Group A in the group stage, having won the qualifiers earlier this week.