India and Pakistan will lock horns in a mouthwatering encounter of the International T20 Cup on October 24. Both the teams find themselves in group 2 of the Super 12s and are clubbed together with Afghanistan and New Zealand. Ahead of the high-profile clash, former India spinner Harbhajan Singh has taken a slight dig at Shoaib Akhtar.
While speaking to Star Sports on the launch of the “Mauka Mauka” promotional campaign before the start of the marquee event, Harbhajan Singh pointed that Pakistan have no chance of winning against India.
"I have told Shoaib Akhtar that what is the point of playing against us? You should just give us a walkover. "You will play against us, lose again, and get disappointed. What's the point? Shoaib Akhtar, there's no chance. We have a very solid team, a very strong team. It will blow your team away," the spinner said in a video shared by the broadcaster on social media.
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) October 14, 2021
The ad campaign mauka mauka was launched ahead of the 2015 50-over Cup. It became an instant hit and since then before every India - Pakistan game in a world event, the national broadcaster release a new version. The ad basically trolls Pakistan over their poor record against India in world events. Pakistan have never triumphed over India the world events. In the 50 over Cup, India have defeated their arch-rivals as many as seven times, whereas in the shortest format, Pakistan have faced a loss on five occasions.