Shadab Khan Prioritizes World Cup Victory over India Clash

Sher Ali
Shadab Khan India Clash
  • Shadab Khan admits the pressure of the India-Pakistan clash.
  • The upcoming match against India in the World Cup will be challenging.
  • Shadab states that winning the World Cup is the ultimate goal.


Pakistani cricketer Shadab Khan has expressed his preference for winning the ICC Cricket World Cup over prioritizing a victory against India. Shadab, a 24-year-old all-rounder, acknowledged the immense pressure associated with the India-Pakistan clash, considering it the biggest match in cricket. However, he emphasized that the focus should be on the ultimate prize rather than on defeating a particular nation.

Shadab acknowledged the unique joy that comes with playing against India and acknowledged the heightened pressure that accompanies such matches. He mentioned the upcoming World Cup match to be played in India, where the home ground advantage and opposing crowd could pose additional challenges for the Pakistani team.

Nevertheless, Shadab stressed the importance of keeping the World Cup in mind and not solely focusing on the India encounter. He reasoned that winning against India would hold little value if Pakistan failed to clinch the World Cup title. Therefore, he advocated for a broader perspective and emphasized that the main goal should be to lift the trophy at the end of the tournament.

The leg-spinner expressed his belief that even if Pakistan were to lose to India but ultimately emerged as World Cup champions, it would still be considered a significant achievement. He highlighted the primary aim of the team and suggested that winning the World Cup superseded any single victory, even against their arch-rivals.

It is worth noting that the highly anticipated match between India and Pakistan is scheduled to take place on October 15 at the Narendra Modi Stadium. With a seating capacity of up to 132,000 spectators, it is currently the largest stadium in the world.

Pakistan’s record against India in previous World Cups is not favorable, as they have lost all seven of their encounters, including a memorable semi-final defeat in the 2011 World Cup held in Mohali. Despite this historical disadvantage, Shadab emphasized the team’s focus on achieving their primary objective of winning the World Cup rather than dwelling on past results against a particular opponent.


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