Former Pakistan pacer Umar Gul has a suggestion for Pakistan players, who will be playing against India in the upcoming T20 World Cup. Pakistan have never beaten arch-rivals in the history of the World Cup.
“There is extra pressure of the India match as the entire nation wants you to beat them. My suggestion is that players should control their nerves and don’t crumble under pressure as it’s a high-voltage match. I would also advise that, two to three days before, especially around the India match, the players should avoid social and conventional media,” he said.
He also lauded India for the way they have transformed the side in international cricket.
“Realistically, India have a very strong team. They have worked a lot on their team and have also benefitted greatly from the IPL by unearthing many good players.”
He thinks if Pakistan manage to dismiss Rohit and Virat early, they have a good chance of beating India in the high-octane clash.
“Obviously, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will hold the key for the Indian side but if Pakistan can dismiss their top-order early in the powerplay, they can put their middle-order under pressure.”
“Our team has the potential to qualify for the final four, especially because the matches are being played in UAE as the conditions will suit us [Pakistan],” he said.