Their cricketing history dates back to 1952 when they played their first test match. One Day Internationals (ODIs) followed in 1978, and the thrill escalated further with the introduction of T20s in 2007.
In total, India and Pakistan have engaged in 59 test matches, 128 ODIs, and 8 T20s on the international circuit. The ODI record stands at 72 victories for Pakistan and 54 for India, showcasing the fierce competition between the two sides.
A remarkable facet of their rivalry is the involvement of three players, Amir Elahi, Gul Mohammad, and Abdul Hafeez Kardar, who represented both India and Pakistan at the international level. This unique chapter in cricket history arose from the partition in 1947 when they transitioned to playing for Pakistan.
The Asia Cup, a prestigious tournament in the cricketing calendar, witnessed an intriguing twist in its inaugural edition in 1984. The cup was awarded based on points after a round-robin league, with no final match, surprising cricket enthusiasts.
Another astonishing fact is that, despite numerous Asia Cup tournaments, India and Pakistan have never met in the tournament’s final, leaving fans perpetually anticipating the ultimate showdown.