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ICC Champions Trophy: Virender Sehwag cannot wait for India vs Pakistan clash

Virender Sehwag is eagerly awaiting India’s ICC Champions Trophy opener against Pakistan that will be held at Edgbaston on June 4.

icc-champions-trophy-2017 Updated: May 31, 2017 14:16 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
India will take on Pakistan in their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 opener at Edgbaston, Birmingham, on June 4.
India will take on Pakistan in their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 opener at Edgbaston, Birmingham, on June 4.(Getty Images)

Like all cricket fans, Virender Sehwag cannot wait for the high voltage ICC Champions Trophy clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan that will take place at Edgbaston in Birmingham on June 4.

The former explosive opener tweeted a photograph of himself posing in front of the ground, asking his followers to retweet his tweet, adding, “Retweet if you can’t wait for June 4th. Also, share your plans of how you will watch the epic encounter. #IndvPak.”

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Though Pakistan have never beaten India in World Cups, whether 20 or 50 overs, they have a better record in ICC Champions Trophy.

Pakistan won in 2004 and 2009 but India came out on top when the two teams last met in the prestigious event four years back in a rain-curtailed match that was also played at Edgbaston.

A lot has already been discussed about which team is the ‘favourite’ for the much-awaited clash.

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According to the bookmakers, England are favourites for the ICC Champions Trophy but when it comes to the Group B blockbuster, bookies are tipping Virat Kohli’s men to beat their arch-rivals.

Sehwag, too, has a brilliant record against Pakistan. The right-hander made his debut in international cricket against the neighbouring country on April 1, 1999, and also earned the title of ‘Sultan of Multan’ when he hammered 309 in March 2004 which till date remains the highest individual Test score when the two nations have played.

First Published: May 31, 2017 14:09 IST

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