Sunday with double dose as Pakistan faces India in Cricket and Hockey

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and former captain Imran Khan has advised Sarfaraz eleven ahead of their mega-clash against India in the final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

But Manpreet said India cannot afford to take the opposition lightly as any team can bounce back in a match.

Pakistan had started their campaign on a disastrous note with a 124-run defeat to arch-rivals India, but consecutive wins over Sri Lanka and formidable South Africa in the rest of their matches in Group B saw them qualify for the semi-finals.

One of the key players during Pakistan's successful campaign at the 1992 World Cup, Sohail's most infamous moment on the cricket field was at the 1996 World Cup when he got into an altercation with India pacer Venkatesh Prasad before being bowled off the very next delivery.

While those comments were understandable, Aamir Sohail's comments aimed at the team, especially the skipper, at a time when the team had managed to upset the odds to seal a place in the final of a major ICC tournament, came as quite a surprise to everyone.

India vs Pakistan Clash comes with a battle among fathers

So far 11 tournaments have been contested and the winners with the tallies are West Indies (2), India (2), Australia (5), Pakistan (1), Sri Lanka (1).

Is Virender Sehwag finally warming up to Pakistan or was this just another tweet from the former Indian cricketer who is known for tweeting against Pakistan every now and then? But the team management boosted us really well. "India refuse to play against us (in Pakistan's adopted home of the United Arab Emirates)".

"No one gave us a hope when we got here".

"This is the game they want, but it is up to us how we handle the pressure on the day".

Manpreet emphasised that the team has no added pressure as they have already qualified for the HWL Final to be played in Bhubaneswar in December.

Hardik Patel tries to enter violence-hit Mandsaur, arrested
Hardik Patel was later released on bail and transported out of Madhya Pradesh in a police vehicle, SP Abhishek Diwan said. After the farmers' killing, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ordered a judicial probe.

  • Regina Holmes