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India vs England, World Cup 2019: Sure Pakistan fans will be supporting us, says Virat Kohli

first_imgWhenever India plays a cricket match, there are billions of fans who cheer on and passionately support the side. On Sunday, India, it is safe to say, will have a few million extra supporters as they take on hosts England in a crucial ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match in Birmingham.Pakistan’s win over Afghanistan on Saturday added spice to the semi-final race putting a lot of pressure on hosts England who are 8 points after having played 7 matches in World Cup 2019. In fact, Pakistan had pushed England down to the 5th spot on the points table and have 9 points 8 matches.While Pakistan have leapfrogged England on the points table, Bangladesh, who are sitting 6th with 7 points in 7 matches, and Sri Lanka who are 7th with 6 points from 7 matches, are also keeping England on their toes.India vs England, World Cup 2019: Live Cricket ScoreAn England win on Sunday will make things difficult for all the three Asian teams who are still in the race for the semi-final spot. Keep in mind, New Zealand will also seal a semi-final spot if India beat England in Birmingham.Speaking at the toss in Birmingham, Virat Kohli said it’s rare that India is receiving so much support from across the border during a cricket match.”To be honest I haven’t seen what’s been happening outside. But I am sure the Pakistani fans will be supporting us, which is a rare thing,” Kohli said.Social media is abuzz about the support that India team is receiving for their 7th World Cup 2019 match against England.advertisementA glance at Nasser Hussain’s social media page will give a fair idea of whom the Pakistan cricket fans are going to back during India’s match vs England. Hussain had posted a question as to whom the Pakistan fans will support on Sunday and the reposnses were overwhelmingly in favour of India.Not the overhyped of the two, Nasser.The only English involvement we want in the knock outs is your commentary’92 mein bhi… (@Ammarzaheer) June 26, 2019Meanwhile, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has urged the Pakistan fans to support India during Sunday’s blockbuster in Birmingham.”So I want the whole of Pakistan to back India, on social media and when it comes to public news. Because we need England to be out of this tournament,” Akhtar said in a video on his YouTube channel said.India lost the toss and England opted to bat in the big-ticket clash. The hosts recieved a huge boost as Jason Roy was declared fit for the match. England also replaced Moeen Ali with Liam Plunkett on a good batting wicket in Edgbaston. On the other hand, India gave Rishabh Pant his World Cup debut as the wicketkeeper-batsman replaced an injured Vijay Shankar.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Pakistan fans cheering on India to beat EnglandAlso See:last_img read more

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