Cricket’s most heated rivalry arguably returned from 10 months hiatus as India and Pakistan faced off in the 2022 Asia Cup. The Asia Cup 2022 is returning from a four-year absence. Pakistan was still riding high from their high-octane clash in Dubai, but India had the muscle to push on and start the Asia Cup 2022 on a winning note. India defeated Pakistan by five wickets to kick off their Asian Cup 2022 campaign in style with a victory. 

Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya played the role for his side as they defeated Pakistan in the last-overs thriller in Match 2 of Asia Cup 2022 in Dubai. Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram says he is enormously impressed by Hardik Pandya after the all-rounder shined in India’s five-wicket victory over Pakistan in an exciting match in the Asia Cup. Hardik Pandya scored an unbeaten 33 off 17 balls and picked up three wickets in the Indian cricket team’s thrilling victory. After completely recovering from repeated back problems, Hardik Pandya has provided a big-ball balance for the white-ball side, something that was apparent in his all-round performance on Sunday against India’s bitter rivals.

Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya’s vital partnership helped India beat bitter rivals Pakistan. Fiery, compact bowling from Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar helped India dismiss arch-rivals Pakistan for 147. Directed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya, the Indian pacers bowled a fine line-drive straight down the innings, with Pakistan’s top five wickets falling to deliveries that rose on the shoulders of Pakistans batters.

All eyes were on Naseem Shah as India started their pursuit against Pakistan on Sunday in their Asia Cup match. In T20 cricket, the 19-year-old rookie hits the pads from ball one when one doesn’t have time to warm up. Rohit Sharma, the captain of India, handled the opening delivery with ease by hitting a single to the leg side. KL Rahul then started a strike. Fast and furious, with the raw energy of a youngster seeking to bowl quickly, Naseem charged in. Rahul, who was returning from injury, relied on his knowledge to neutralise the threat but misread the delivery’s line. Rahul just hung his bat at an angle that was neither vertical nor horizontal as Naseem threw a 142 kph snorter. The ball changed course and struck the stumps. Following Rahul’s first-ball duck and subsequent walk back, Naseem took off, was pursued by his teammates, and was eventually caught by wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan. All his teammates congratulated him and gave greetings for his first T20I wicket.