Twitter Reactions: Fans excited for India’s clash against Pakistan in Dubai
India don't have an overwhelming record against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Updated - Sep 19, 2018 3:03 pm
The 2018 Asia Cup has already been a witness to some exciting encounters. But the most awaited encounter will be played today when India will lock horns with Pakistan at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Both teams have made impressive starts to their respective campaigns. India, led by Rohit Sharma, brushed aside Hong Kong in a closely-fought encounter in Dubai the last night.
On the contrary, the Men in Green thumped Hong Kong pretty comprehensively by eight wickets. Their fast bowlers were impressive and didn’t give Anshuman Rath and Co a sniff of an opportunity to get a foothold into the match. Moreover, both teams have qualified for the Super 4 and the last league match in Group A won’t have any significance as far as the series is concerned.
Following victories in their opening matches, the age-old rivals are also scheduled to play on September 23 at the same venue in Dubai. Meanwhile, India don’t have an overwhelming record against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). They have won only seven out of their 26 matches and overall the Men in Green have won 52 out of their 129 matches while losing 73.
Fans eagerly waiting
However, in the last 12 years, the Men in Blue have got their better of their neighbouring country, winning 17 out of the 27 matches. As far as the Asia Cup is concerned India and Pakistan have won five matches each against each other while one match back in 1997 didn’t produce a result. Pakistan came out trumps in their last meeting back in the 2017 Champions Trophy final.
In the meantime, the supporters are excited about the tournament’s marquee clash. India won’t have the services of Virat Kohli, their regular captain, and it will be interesting to see how their batsmen stave off the might of the Pakistani pace attack. On the other hand, Pakistan would be hoping to maintain their dominance over India in the UAE.
Here is how Twitter is waiting for the epic clash
Soo less than 24hrs to go for this match,safe to sign out of social media for a few days since the amount of nonsense thts gonna b said here can make a ‘regular’ person sick ,let alone a pregnant one🙄Later guys!Knock yourselves out!BUT remember-ITS ONLY A CRICKET MATCH! Toodles!
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) September 18, 2018
So the big match today!
Are you excited?
Its 5-5 score so far for both the countries in Asia cup.Who do you think will win today?#INDvsPAK
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) September 19, 2018
Match day 👍 Jai Mata Di 😊😊 pic.twitter.com/jfzbtTmAFy
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) September 19, 2018
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) September 19, 2018
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 19, 2018
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) September 19, 2018
Walking through hotel lobby in Dubai this morning and the excitement about today’s game is EVERYWHERE!
So pleased to be a part of watching our sports BIGGEST broadcast audience take each other on!
See you on @StarSportsIndia soon!
May The Best Team Win!
— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) September 19, 2018
— Mohammed Azharuddin (@azharflicks) September 19, 2018
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) September 19, 2018
— Syed Asrar Andrabi (@TheNarcissistD) September 19, 2018
Its time for big match! My best wishes with my team. Focus on game boys, not on the result and just go with positive mindset. In Sha ALLAH results will favor us then. All the best to both teams, may the best team on day win the match.#PAKvIND #AsiaCup2018 #PakistanZindabad 🇵🇰
— Rumman Raees (@rummanraees15) September 19, 2018
Good luck to the pakistan team for today’s match. #INDvsPAK
— Fawad Alam (@iamfawadalam25) September 19, 2018
— R P Singh (@rpsingh) September 19, 2018
— Bilawal bhatti (@007Bilawal) September 19, 2018
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) September 19, 2018
— R A T N I $ H (@LoyalSachinFan) September 19, 2018
— sanjay valecha (@928srvalecha) September 19, 2018
— Fortis (@TheMohkum) September 19, 2018
— subham tripathi (@tripathi_subhm) September 19, 2018
Pakistan in UAE since 2016
Scary stat that. #INDvPAK
— Naveen (@ImNsamy) September 19, 2018
Mauka Mauka ……. pic.twitter.com/MMeSBlVQ8r
— Yagnesh Vara (@yagnesh_v) September 19, 2018