Despite the fact that India and Pakistan no longer compete in bilateral series and now only take part in multi-nation competitions like the Asia Cup and ICC championships, the Men in Blue continue to win head-to-head matches in all forms and competitions. Ramiz Raja, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board and a former player, thinks that India now views the current Pakistan side more seriously as a team as a result of the recent head-to-head match. He also wants the critics to give the Babar Azam-led team credit for defeating a “billion-dollar team.”

Prior to last October, India had won all 12 of their World Cup matches against Pakistan – seven ODIs and five T20Is. However, in the three meetings between the two teams the year before, Pakistan won twice: once in the opening match of the 2021 T20 World Cup and once in the 2022 Asia Cup.

Ramiz said that the crucial 2022 T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan would be more of a mental struggle than a physical one in an interview with Dawn. He said that Pakistan used to be considered the underdog in World Cup matches against India, but that things have changed to the point where even the Men in Blue now see Pakistan as a more serious cricketing team. Given their low resources in comparison to their Indian rival, Babar & Co.’s victory against this “billion-dollar side” received praise from both supporters and detractors.

“Yes, a good mental fit is necessary for both talent and competence. Therefore, success may be attained by someone who has a strong personality, is mentally focused, and has a good team around them. However, lately, Pakistan has been treated with disrespect, as shown by the fact that unhone hume kabhi hara hi nehi sakte. And Pakistan is the underdog when it comes to India, which is the strong favorite. Thus, Pakistan bears exclusive responsibility for the billion-dollar team cricket market that now exists. Humlog toh India ko nehi hara paate the, main toh khud World Cups khela hu. He stated: “With fewer resources, the team was able to prepare more quickly, and tagda muqabla was used (in comparison to India).

The 2022 T20 World Cup will go off between Pakistan and India on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.