India Jinx really continues to haunt Pakistan in major tournaments!!
September 30, 2012 11:03pm CST
The India jinx in the world cups continues to haunt Pakistan. I am aware of any other stranglehold that a country maintains over it's arch rival in any sport. For around 30 years Pakistan has not been able to beat India in a world tournament though they have played each other so many times. Each time we go into the match, I think they will probably break the jinx today, but then the Indian team comes out all charged up and Pakistani team seems pretty flat. The same thing happened yesterday. What do you guys think of this jinx? Is this just pressure? Or is it something in the mind? Cheers! Ram
• United Arab Emirates
1 Oct 12
hi ram_cv! i think it is the pressure that when comes on indida, india handles it really well and manages to balance the match but pakistan when comes in pressure, failes to defend thierselves and looses their rythem and whole match goes to hell.
1 Oct 12
@ Ram Remember Miandad's wild celebrations when he hit the winning six of Chetan Sharma at Sharjah acouple of decades ago. India has come a long way since then. But Pakistan is still the same side. Mercurial temperament and refusing to be professional in their approach. It was clear they were afraid yesterday ven as India played as if they had nothing to lose. Pakistan will eventually win a world cup match against India but this jinx has dented their psyche to a great extent. Let India enjoy it as long as it lasts. @ Dawood You said it right. India manages pressure well and that is a skill that did not come overnight, it needs to be learnt as well. India remembers with gratitude three guys for this change. First it is Saurav Ganguly who taught them how to have an attitude, a winning attitude. Then it was Kumble who taught them to be brave and professional and Dravid who taught them to be selfless and to be courageous.