Good things come to those who wait, they say. And the Pakistan fans did wait. For 29 long years, since their first meet against India back in 1992, each time it was the same old story - a loss against their arch-rivals in the World Cup. However, when it finally came, it came in a dominant manner in which perhaps not even the most passionate of fans would have thought.
The Pakistan cricket team completely outplayed India in their T20 World Cup fixture at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday and ended India's unbeaten run at the World Cup tournaments against their arch-rivals. They never for a moment gave India a chance and were right on the money ever since they won the toss and elected to bowl first.
After restricting India to 151, the Pakistan openers then took the attack to the opposition and looked in control of the chase throughout. When it looked almost certain that Pakistan was indeed going to win against India in a World Cup match, the Pakistani fans took a dig at what has been India's mantra to tease their Pakistani fans all this while. They started chanting "Mauka, Mauka" in anticipation of a Pakistan win with the chant getting louder as they completed a comprehensive 10-wicket victory.
Check out the video of the Pakistan fans chanting Mauka Mauka here:
Meanwhile, when India captain Virat Kohli was asked whether his team was over-confident heading into this game, this is what he responded: "You know it's amazing what reality is and what people have ideas on the outside. I just wish they could put on a cricket kit and understand what pressure is."
"You don't go out there to take anything lightly, especially a team like Pakistan who can beat any team in the world on their day, this is a game that has to be respected and we are a team which doesn't think that winning one game is the end of the world," he added.
Both Pakistan and New Zealand will now be up against New Zealand in their respective second matches. While Pakistan only have a day's gap in between before the game against Blackcaps, India's matchup against the Kiwis is on October 30.