Rishi Kapoor issues a warning to Pakistan

Rishi Kapoor issues a warning to Pakistan

Rishi Kapoor was excited to see Pakistan qualify for the finals as this gives hope of an India-Pakistan final if the defending champions win their semifinal against Bangladesh.

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Sri Lanka’s Suranga Lakmal walks back to the pavilion.
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Ever since Pakistan cantered their way into the finals of the ongoing Champions Trophy, Indian fans have already announced that it is going to be an Indo-Pak final. India plays Bangladesh, who are no pushovers, in the semifinals on Thursday and the winner of this clash will take on Pakistan on Sunday at the Kennington Oval in London.

Because India is a stronger team when compared to Bangladesh and are also ranked higher in the ICC rankings, India are likely to romp past Bangladesh. But going by the way things have panned out in the tournament thus far, a team is capable of beating any team on the day. Also, a knockout game transcends ranking and who is stronger on paper. The cricket fraternity, however, will love to see an India-Pakistan final on Sunday.

Rishi Kapoor caveats Pakistan

Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor has already issued a warning to Pakistan. Soon after Pakistan completed an emphatic win against hosts England last night, Rishi Kapoor first congratulated them but then said that they should get ready for the finals on Sunday.

Kapoor was then involved in some friendly banter with fans across the border. He was impressed by a Pakistani who had replied to his tweet and had used decent words to take the banter forward. The 64-year old actor replied by saying that that is right spirit to go about the rivalry.

Another fan from Pakistan replied and said the best team shall win and mutually appreciated by fans across the border. The decency impressed the Kapoor and Sons actor once again.

If India manages to cross the Bangladesh huddle, it will be a cracking game worthy of a final. The rivalry between both teams will light up the Oval on Sunday. India and Pakistan have been two sides who have done exceptionally well in the middle overs throughout the course of the tournament.