Sunil Gavaskar said he won’t be surprised if Sunday’s Super 12 match between Afghanistan and New Zealand become the most-watched clash of the ongoing tournament. Given the importance of the game in terms of Team India’s qualification, the match would be watched by millions.
The clash between Mohammad Nabi’s Afghanistan and Kane Williamson’s New Zealand will be followed by fans across the sub-continent.
If New Zealand win, they will eliminate both India and Afghanistan from the race to the semis. However, if Afghanistan beat the Kiwis, India will have a chance to book their place in the last-four stage.
“I won’t be surprised at all. Everybody knows that how crucial his match is for India’s qualification. It is going to be watched by millions, perhaps even greater than the India-Pakistan game,” Gavaskar said.
“For the simple reason that most people in the subcontinent will be watching. People in Afghanistan will be watching. They all know India’s chances of qualifying depends on this game. So I won’t be surprised if it’s the most-watched game in the World Cup maybe apart from India-Pakistan and the final,” he added.