'India vs Australia tends to be a better game' - Sourav Ganguly believes India-Pakistan rivalry has become dull in ODI World Cup

Sourav Ganguly came up with a very interesting opinion about the hype of the India vs Pakistan cricket rivalry in recent times.

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Rohit Sharma, Babar Azam and Sourav Ganguly (Source - Twitter)

Rohit Sharma, Babar Azam and Sourav Ganguly (Source - Twitter)

The rivalry between India and Pakistan goes beyond the game whenever these two neighbours face off against each other. The famous rivalry between these two arch-rivals is one of the few in sports that stirs up strong emotions. When they clash on the cricket field, there is rarely a quiet moment on the pitch.

However, when it comes to the ODI World Cup, the Men in Blue always emerged victorious and defeated Pakistan team 7 teams without losing even once. Both teams will once again lock horns in the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023. The stage is set for the grand clash at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 15. Meanwhile, former legendary India captain Sourav Ganguly believes that the contest always becomes one-sided with India winning every time.

"There is a lot of hype in this match but the quality has not been that good for a long time because India kept on winning one-sided. Pakistan probably defeated India for the first time in the T20 World Cup in Dubai. India did not play well in that tournament (2021 T20 WC) but according to me, India vs Australia tends to be a better game in the World Cup because the quality is better," Ganguly was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.

Can Pakistan defeat India in the ODI World Cup 2023?

Each team's players make an effort to win the game since they are aware of how much it means to their respective nations. One has witnessed several legendary cricket matches between India and Pakistan throughout the years. However, before the ODI World Cup, the arch-rivals will clash in the upcoming Asia Cup.

Pakistan have given tough competition to the Indian side in the past few years but that was in T20Is. It’d be interesting to see if the Men in Green will be able to end their embarrassing drought of defeating India in the ODI World Cup. With the likes of Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Shah Afridi and many more, the Pakistani team is looking strong and the fans will witness a thrilling contest for sure.

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