'This is more than just cricket match' - Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson on excitement ahead of India-Pakistan clash
India and Pakistan are all set to clash in their T20 World Cup 2022 opener on October 23 at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
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The Hollywood superstar Dwayne Johnson has expressed his excitement for the upcoming India-Pakistan clash in the T20 World Cup 2022. Both rival nations will kick off their World Cup campaign in a highly anticipated Super 12 clash at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 23.
Johnson is promoting his upcoming DC Superhero movie Black Adam, which is set to hits the cinemas on October 21. The former professional wrestler has collaborated with World Cup broadcasters Star Sports to promote his movie. Star Sports have released a video ahead of the India-Pakistan game in which Johnson said that it's more than just a cricket match.
“When the greatest rivals collide, the world will stand still. This is more than just a cricket match. It’s time for India vs Pakistan," Dwayne Johnson said.
.@TheRock is #ReadyForT20WC and will kickstart the #GreatestRivalry in style on 23rd Oct, 7 AM onwards on #CricketLive#IndvPak | #BelieveInBlue | ICC Men’s #T20WorldCup | #Blackadam pic.twitter.com/KawbyLbNGM— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) October 18, 2022
I don’t believe in last-minute things: Rohit Sharma
India and Pakistan faced each other twice in the recently concluded 2022 Asia Cup where Rohit Sharma's men won the group-stage fixture but lost the crucial Super Four clash. India won the white-ball series against Australia and South Africa at home and also overcame Australia's challenge at Gabba in their first warm-up game. But, they will be facing a tough challenge against Pakistan, who won the recent T20I Tri-Series in New Zealand to boost their preparation ahead of the big India clash.
Inconsistent bowling performance has been a big headache for Indian management and captain lately but Rohit is confident in India's chances against Pakistan. He also confirmed that he has already decided on his starting eleven for the big clash and doesn't want to make any last-minute changes.
“I don’t believe in last-minute decisions. We want to keep our boys informed about team selection before so that they can prepare early. I already have my XI for the Pakistan match. Already, those players are informed. I don’t believe in last-minute things. I want them to prepare well,” Rohit said in press conference ahead of T20 WC.