Wasim Akram: “If you perform well against India as a Pakistani – and vice versa for an Indian against Pakistan – you become a sudden hero in the whole country”
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Legendary left-arm seamer Wasim Akram has noted that India and Pakistan’s cricketers can become heroes at the World Cup if they perform when the two nations clash on June 16.
India have won all six of their previous World Cup meetings against Pakistan, but should a Pakistani player star and help their side snap the team’s winless streak, they will become an overnight sensational.
Akram noted that the same will apply to an Indian cricketer if they help their side extend their winning streak over the men in green.
“If you perform well against India as a Pakistani – and vice versa for an Indian against Pakistan – you become a sudden hero in the whole country,” he was quoted as saying by the Business Recorder. “All the sponsorship, everybody is after you and if you don’t perform well you go right to the bottom.”
Pakistan will kick off their World Cup campaign against the West Indies in Nottingham on May 31, while India’s will begin against South Africa in Southampton on June 5.