The Cricket World Cup 2015 is finally here. With only one day to go, the fans wait in anticipation for the matches to start which will declare the Top 8 teams that will be playing the quarter-finals. Pakistan did win the warm-up matches against Bangladesh and England on Monday and Wednesday respectively, shaking up the fans if Pakistan could actually repeat its 1992 victory.
I have kept my expectation zero until now since I haven’t even heard the names of almost half of the players on the team. One of my friends who’s a die-hard cricket fan even asked me if we should follow the World Cup or not because every move by the Pakistani team will hike our blood pressures.
As the days are coming closer to the spicy match with India on Sunday, I can hardly sit still. The Paksitani team might be nervous, but winning this match will give our team confidence and give it a boost to stand in the competition with poise for the next six weeks. Tendulkar will be missing from the Indian batting line-up which will be a huge advantage for us. Although the World Cup stats after the 1992 World Cup are slightly in favour of India, the spirit of each individual in Pakistan watching are sky high.
With eyes glued to the screen, Sunday may create new records for TV audiences all over the world if the match lives up to expectations. With advertising up to the roof, all major brands and labels promoting themselves by carrying out campaigns and ads related to the cricket World Cup thus their consumers remember them in each passing cricket moment to garner as much attention and profit as they can.
Fueled with entertainment and passion up to the rim, each and every moment will be written down in history. With rivalry at its peak, the match will be a feast for all cricket fans. Virat Kohli giving serious competition in terms of performance and looks giving girls all the more reason to go crazy madly in love.
Ahmed Shehzad being one of the openers adjusts well with changing partners. This time the second opener being Nasir Jamshed. Both having a similar batting technique make them work well together. Shehzad’s aggressive style is usually in his favour. If the conditions of the day and his mindset gel, he will eradicate the Indian bowling line-up. All hopes are pinned to Shahid Afridi as well for bringing in the wickets and runs. Here’s hope that under the captainship of Misbah-ul-Haq, the tournament gets a fiery start and with great performances and attitude he bullies the Indian team into tears of wondering why they even exist.
Good Luck Pakistan Team.