Cricketing Icons gather at ABP News “Vishwa Vijeta Dubai Conclave” 2021

Cricket legends and experts across India and Pakistan concur that team India are firm favorites against team Pakistan in the T20 World Cup

Noida: October 22, 2021: Cricketing legends and experts both in India and Pakistan are of the opinion that India has a huge advantage over Pakistan in the iconic clash between the two teams on

October 24, 2021 in the upcoming T20 World Cup in UAE. Commenting on India’s chances, during an interview for ABP News’ ‘Vishwa Vijeta Dubai Conclave 2021’, one of India’s iconic captains and the current BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly said, “Yes there is a huge possibility of 13-0 happening and India extending their unbeaten streak against Pakistan in this World Cup. All the players in this Indian team are genuine match winners and fingers crossed, this team can finally end our 10 years wait of
winning a world cup.”

The conclave witnessed unanimity among top players of India and Pakistan that the Indian side will have a huge advantage in terms of talent, on-paper record, and its leadership. The following are the excerpts from the quotes of the legendry cricketers who participated in the ABP News’ ‘Vishwa
Vijeta Dubai Conclave 2021’. The mega on-ground conclave was held at the iconic Burj Plaza, amidst the towering backdrop of Burj Khalifa, in Dubai on October 17, 2021.

The full program will be aired on October 22 nd from 4 pm to 7 pm exclusively on ABP News and the portions of the conclave will be
aired as repeat telecast exclusively on ABP News on October 23rd and 24th .

When asked as to who they think has advantage in the upcoming clash between India and Pakistan on October 24, 2021, T-20 World Cup match?

Quotes of former Indian Cricketers

Kapil Dev: As a bowler, I want (Jasprit) Bumrah to rule the tournament. I want him to step forward, take the responsibility of taking wickets and winning the tournament for India, become the player of the tournament. Bumrah has got the X factor and he will be decisive in the India Pakistan game. 

Mohammad Azharuddin: India versus Pakistan is always a big game, there is much hype and anticipation that is built around the game. I would say India are clear favourites as they have just come out playing a competitive IPL in the same venues so they would have an edge over Pakistan. 
Dinesh Karthik: I will go with India as the firm favourites to win the game. India is easily the more talented side and the players look like in the right frame of mindset going into the big match. 

Quotes of former Pakistan Cricketers

Younis Khan: When you have a player like MS Dhoni in the dressing room, as an opponent you always dread that. Even before in our games, Dhoni has been a big factor, he has the ability to calm the environment and in a high-pressure game that is a huge bonus. Dhoni has won many titles and
as a mentor he will be a huge plus for India in the World Cup.

Younis Khan: From Pakistan point of view, I am hoping that 5-0 record in T20 world cup will become 5-1. India Pakistan is a high-pressure match and only those who are able to deliver in such scenarios go on to become legends of the game. 

Mohammad Amir:  Virat Kohli is a legend, the way he keeps performing all the time, it is just amazing. India Pakistan match is always high-pressure and. Virat knows how to deliver under pressure.  The participating experts also spoke about the absence of bilateral cricketing ties between India and
Pakistan. They expressed hope that with Imran Khan, Pakistan PM, at the helm, the resumption of cricketing ties between the two countries would take place sooner than later.

The discussions also touched upon Virat Kohli’s decision to quit captaincy, and how will it impact the Indian cricket team. Furthermore, the panelists praised MS Dhoni for taking up mentor’s role of the Indian team for the T20 World Cup. One of the sessions also covered how Indian Batting can
withstand Pakistani bowling attack and how it will decide the Oct 24 th clash outcome.

ABP News organized a star-studded cricket conclave ‘Vishwa Vijeta Dubai Conclave 2021’ in the lead up to the T20 World Cup in the UAE. The mega on-ground conclave was held at the iconic Burj Plaza, amidst the towering backdrop of Burj Khalifa, in Dubai on October 17, 2021. ABP News’ first ever
international cricket conclave set into motion the much-anticipated encounter between arch-rivals India and Pakistan on the 24 th of October at the T20 World Cup.

The star-studded panel discussions included legendary cricketers from India and Pakistan who shared their playing experiences while analyzing the historic nature of this contest. The Indian side was represented by India’s World Cup winning captain, Kapil Dev along with Mohammad
Azharuddin, Dinesh Karthik (member 2007 T20 WC Winning Team) and Atul Wassan. The Pakistani side included Aaqib Javed, Mohammad Amir, Younis Khan (Pakistan’s 2009 T20 WC Wining Captain) and legendary batsman Zaheer Abbas. Former Indian Captain and current BCCI President,
Sourav Ganguly also participated in program through an interview, on the sidelines of conclave in Dubai.

The conclave was the first such initiative by ABP News and highlighted its increasing focus in promoting sports. The network has made significant investments in expanding its sports coverage, as highlighted by its recent live streaming of the PGTI golf tournament and the prestigious JP Atrey
cricket tournament on ABP Network’s digital platforms.

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