The excitement is at its peak when the teams of India and Pakistan come against each other on the field. Every match played between these two teams is not less than a final and the players give everything to make the team win. These two teams will face each other again on 24 October in the T20 World Cup 2021. Where India’s hopes will be on Rohit Sharma and captain Virat Kohli, then the responsibility of crossing Pakistan’s line will rest on captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez. Let’s take a look at the five batsmen who have scored the most runs in T20Is in India-Pakistan matches so far.
Team India’s captain Virat Kohli has always liked Pakistan’s bowling attack. Virat has scored 254 runs in 6 matches played against the neighboring country so far. During this, he has been not out three times and has an average of 84.66. However, against Pakistan, Kohli does not score runs very fast and has a strike rate of 118.69. Even in the T20 World Cup, Virat has played many match-winning innings against arch-rivals Pakistan.
Veteran batsman Shoaib Malik, who made it to Pakistan’s T20 World Cup squad at the very last moment, has been a headache for India’s bowlers in the shortest format of cricket. Shoaib has scored a total of 164 runs in 8 matches played against Team India. Malik, however, has failed to bat very explosively against India and has scored runs at a strike rate of 103.79. During this, the Pakistan batsman has scored a half-century.
Mohammad Hafeez, who has scored a lot of runs for Pakistan in the T20 format in the recent past, has scored 156 runs in 7 matches while playing against India. During this, his average has not been much and Hafeez has scored runs at a modest strike rate of 118.18. Hafeez has scored two fifties against Team India. However, at present, Hafeez’s form has been very good and he will have a lot of responsibility in the match on October 24.
Former India batsman Yuvraj Singh, who hit six sixes in six balls in the first season of the T20 World Cup, is second only to Virat in terms of scoring the most runs against Pakistan. Yuvi scored 155 runs in 8 matches while playing against the neighboring country. In 2012, this left-handed batsman played an important role in winning the team by playing a brilliant innings of 72 runs. In the 2016 T20 World Cup, Yuvraj scored an important 24 runs against Pakistan and pulled the team out of trouble.
Gautam Gambhir was the only batsman who scored the most runs for India in the final of the 2007 T20 World Cup. He played a heart-wrenching innings of 75 runs in 54 balls against Pakistan in this match. Talking about the overall record, Gambhir has scored 139 runs in T20 against this team and he is at number three in terms of highest run scorer for India after Kohli, Yuvraj. That innings of Gambhir proved to be very decisive and Team India won the first title by defeating Pakistan in the final by 5 runs.