LONDON: Virat Kohli will have history on his side when India take on arch-rivals Pakistan in a World Cup blockbuster on Sunday — a clash that is always more than just a game of cricket. India cut off bilateral cricket ties with its neighbour after the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, with authorities blaming Pakistani militants. Pakistan toured India in 2012/13 for a series of one-day internationals and Twenty20 matches but they have not faced each other outside of a multi-nation tournament since. In February a suicide bombing in Indian-administered Kashmir — divided between India and Pakistan since partition in 1947 — claimed by a militant group based in Pakistan killed 40 Indian troops. India beat Pakistan in their most recent encounter at the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates last year.
Source: Pakistan Today June 15, 2019 10:30 UTC