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Pressure will be on India: Imran Khan

Posted by on March 26, 2011 1 Comment

Kolkata, March 26 (IANS) Pakistan’s World Cup winning captain Imran Khan feels that India will be under pressure when they clash March 30 with their arch-rivals in the high-voltage cricket World Cup semi-final in Mohali.

Khan, who led Pakistan to their only World Cup triumph in 1992, feels that the side which handles the pressure better will win but added that India will be under more pressure on their home ground.

“It will be an even match. Actually the game will be about handling the pressure. Whichever team handles the pressure in a better way has the best chance of winning the match,” said Imran, on the sidelines of a promotional event here Saturday.

“I am not playing any mind games. But as India are playing on home ground, the pressure will be definitely more on them,” he said.

Both countries have not played each other since the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and the 58-year-old feels that the consistent Indian team is the favourite to win the World Cup.

“The Indian team has the best opportunity of winning the World Cup this time given its track record and consistent performance,” Khan said.

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