Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

India is all set to take on arch-rivals Pakistan in a Super 12 match of the T20 World Cup at MCG on Sunday. The clash between the arch-rivals has already been billed as the Mother of All Clashes.

Several fans from both the sides have arrived in Melbourne and they can be found roaming around the city. They have been attending the nets sessions as well.

Some fans were seen cheering for the Indian team. Some Pakisatani fans were also found there, who chanted: “Jeetega bhai jeetega, Pakistan jeetega (Pakistan will win).” An Indian fan who was present there replied: “Agle janam mein.” The hilarious reply even got Pakistani fans chuckling. 

It is good to see a friendly banter like this ahead of a high-octane contest at MCG where tempers will definitely flare up.

Attention of fans will be on star batsmen like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma and in-form bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi. The fans are eagerly waiting for some exciting conests between both the teams. Shaheen had destroyed the famed Indian batting line-up last time both the teams met in a T20 World Cup. He broke the back of Indian batting by dismissing top-order batters Virat, Rohit as well as KL Rahul. Along with him, Indian batters should be careful about Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah as well. They are super fast bowlers and MCG has bounce and pace to offer.