Watch what happens when Sourav Ganguly drives past a group of Pakistani fans in England

first_imgThe dream final of India and Pakistan is a day away and the frenzy and excitement among fans knows no bounds.The last time India and Pakistan battled in a final was exactly 10 years ago in the 2007 T20 World Cup. It took 10 years for another blockbuster clash and every cricket fan is looking forward to it.Amidst the hustle and bustle of the titan clash, some Pakistan fans huddled around Sourav Ganguly’s car in England and are seen waving Pakistan’s flag in front of his car.In the video available with India Today, the fans are seen chanting ‘Pakistan! Pakistan!’ yet they look eager to see Sourav Ganguly and are shouting his name as well.Ganguly is seen politely waving at the fans while he attemps to drive away.WATCH FULL VIDEOThe clash on Sunday will be the fourth time the two teams are pitted against each other in the knockout stages of an ICC tournament.India and Pakistan’s head-to-head record in the ICC Champions Trophy is level at 2-2 and come the final, one of the two will lead the record.While India displayed exceptional intensity in their virtual quarter-final against South Africa and semi-final against Bangladesh, Pakistan also outclassed England in the semi-final to make their first-ever Champions Trophy final.While Pakistan’s comeback has been appreciated by the Indian legends and India captain Virat Kohli, Pakistan’s former captain Aamer Sohail hinted at fixing in relation to Pakistan’s matches while speaking at a television show.Aamer Sohail has met with widespread criticism since then and even took a u-turn saying that his comments were misinterpreted.advertisementOn the other hand, Shahid Afridi, on his official Facebook page, talked about peace between the two nations saying “Sports are supposed to bring nations closer and not take them at war. India and Pakistan have been arch rivals but despite of that I have let that remain till the field and not brought it home.”He also talked of his fond memories of playing in India “where the Indian crowd supported me and made me feel at home. Their chants of Boom Boom and Lala still echo in my ears very loud whenever I think of it.”India and Pakistan haven’t played a bilateral series since 2012-13 season due to political tension between the two nations.last_img

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