India vs Pakistan is one of the most bankable match cards in the World Cup. The entire country of more than billion comes to halt when this clash takes place and that too at a premier tournament. Lower attendance at offices and in schools, people attached to their smartphones and radios; this particular match drops the economy down for a day. Nonetheless, this magical show of sheer performance, rivalry and sportsmanship is what some may say a Red Sox vs Yankees game, an El Clasico game, a Manchester Derby, a Milan Derby, John Mcenroe vs Bjorn Borg and every other iconic clashes; India vs Pakistan match is similar for an average Indian cricket fan. Here're are few things every Indan cricketing fan can relate to:
1. India vs Pakistan is a long term for "Curfew"
And it's necessary to keep all the things handy, because you simply cannot move out!
2. You'll find even non-followers following the updates
It's the only match which has kept even some of our strongest non-followers of cricket glued to their TV screens and eavesdropping to circket discussions.
3. The superiority feeling never dies
Pakistan has never beaten India in a World Cup and this superiorty has always been the motivating factor for fans.
4. You just cannot enjoy it alone!
India vs Pakistan is that one match where you can throw bucket full of cusses and it can never be watched alone. You need a room full of equally qualified cuss-bucket fillers who can destroy Pakistan's morale through telepathy!
5. We have no confusion with the player's name and stats
We know everything about our men in blue ("Abe! Anuskha bhi wahin hai
And we also know everything about our frenemy's squad: "He's Younis Khan! Beware of this guy!
". And even if we don't know we'd pretend that we know!: "Imran Malik? Arre Shoaib Malik ka bhai hoga
6. And there will always be a traitor in every group!
The traitor would be a girl, one of our close friends who simply cannot resist the rustic, nomadic, western Himalayan charm of a Pakistani fast bowler!
7. An edge of the seat thriller!
Every India vs Pakistan clash and that too in a World Cup is more exciting than any 50 Shades of Grey book. It's literally an edge of the seat thriller, with scalp scratching, hair pulling and of course nail biting turn of events!
8. It brings families close together!
Not even Suraj Barjatiya could've done this what an India vs Pakistan match could do - bringing the family members together while watching TV; else who watches TV together with their family? Young ones could be seen explaining match details to the elder ladies in the family - "Dadi, iska matlab out hota hai aur iska chaar run!"
9. Every run calls for a celebration
Every time Dravid had driven a four or Dhoni had gone for a massive six, it was a moment for us all to do some freestyle dance!
10. It gets hard to assume whether it's a festival or celebrations after a win!
No matter what color, caste or creed you belong to, if India wins it's a full celebration on the streets!!
This World Cup the match takes place on 15th
Feburary at Adelaide. Prepare yourselves!
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