Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Fans across the globe know that the greatest rivalry in world cricket is between India and Pakistan. The arch-rivals have played some classic games over the years. However, both the teams are not playing in bilateral series any more. Due to the politically tense situation in both the countries, the arch-rivals are only meeting in ICC events.

Moreover, former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir feels that the India-Pakistan rivalry has lost its charm in recent times. As per the former southpaw, the India-Australia rivalry has emerged as a top one in the recent past.

“India are currently far superior in comparison to Pakistan. As a result, the balance in the rivalry is not same as earlier. Pakistan have dominated India a lot of times. Currently, if you see the level of both teams, India is far superior to Pakistan in all three formats. If Pakistan defeat India it’s an upset, if India defeat Pakistan, it’s very much given,” said Gambhir.

The former aggressive left-hander also said that India-Australia rivalry has grown in stature after Virat Kohli led the visitors to a maiden Test series win Down Under in 2018/19.

“India and Australia, from a cricketing point of view, is a top rivalry. If you ask a cricket fan what is the actual rivalry, they will also say India and Australia,” he added.
 

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