It wasn’t quite the Sunday to remember for millions of Team India fans around the world. While they were anticipating an India win over Pakistan in the opening T20 World Cup match, India were instead handed a comprehensive defeat against Pakistan.
Moreover, this was the first time that the Men in Green won over India in a World Cup match which added to the pain of the fans of the Indian cricket team who are known to be among the most passionate ones around the globe.
However, even former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh termed it the worst Sunday of his life. Notably, not only were Pakistan dominant in the manner in which they beat India but Yuvi was also looking forward to the Manchester United vs Liverpool rivalry.
The Manchester United fan was doubly hurt after United succumbed to a 0-5 defeat against their rivals and have now fallen to seventh place in the Premier League.
Yuvi made these remarks on an Instagram story where he was asked how he was feeling. Later he also took to Twitter to say that it was a tough day for both the sides he supported but stated that he was certain that both sides will bounce back strongly.
Check out Yuvi’s story:
— Amanpreet Singh (@AmanPreet0207) October 25, 2021
“Tough day for india and @ManUtd I’m sure they will bounce back ! Congratulations to Pakistan and Liverpool! #timeforbed,” he wrote.
Check out the tweet here:
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 24, 2021
India’s loss in the opening match means the equation for their qualification to the semifinals has changed drastically. This is because the team will now have to win against New Zealand at all costs if they want to secure a final four-berth easily. To make matters worse, the Virat Kohli-led side has a miserable record against the Kiwis in ICC events.
India and New Zealand have faced each other in as many as 14 ICC matches but managed to register just three wins. It is the Blackcaps who have emerged as the winner on the other 11 occasions. Will India manage to break the New Zealand jinx after England broke the West Indies and Pakistan did the same with India? The sides meet on October 31.