Hopes & Fears of playing against Pakistan

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Hopes & Fears of playing against Pakistan

27 Nov 2018 042 Views Mihir Upadhyay

India is backed by fans all over the world. No matter wherever team India plays, they’ll find enough support to negate the home advantage that an opposition normally carries. When a Sport is followed like a religion in a country, it’s bound to have fans no matter what the condition is or what the situation is.

 

Although every single match is followed passionately by Indian fans, nothing can match the amount of craziness of fans when it comes to watching an India – Pakistan game. This competition has always been looked upon as a battlefield where the fans of the respective countries don’t want to be a part of the losing side. This contest is watched by every member of the family making it a tradition and followed like a festival.

 

Playing against Pakistan is as big as it gets. For once, you might see cricketers not facing the pressure of the game. But, when it comes to the fans, it’s a do or die situation where the fans react to their life decisions based on the result of an Indo – Pak match.

 

The fans have got every right to have high hopes from their favorite team. But in a game like Cricket, things get so tense where fans do overreact and start the blaming game. That, right there is the biggest fear of an India – Pakistan game. It’s the level of pride that comes into the picture, leaving the Sport behind.

 

The pride generated should always exist, but in the right form where it contributes to the amount of competitiveness and the amount of passion of the team and of the Sport. Fans have the hopes because they predict and observe the star in players that have potential to take a team over the line.

 

 Looking at a cricketing angle, an India – Pakistan game has changed massively from how it was played before. It has become less competitive. India has improved drastically and have evolved their game over a period of years to make a game against Pakistan look like a one-sided contest. But that doesn’t change the mindset and the support of fans that make Team India the most competitive team in the world.

Mihir Upadhyay

Bharat Army Sports Writer

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