India vs. Pakistan: A complex cricket rivalry hitting new heights
20 October 2022 | 2:50 pm
The T20 Cricket World Cup will feature one of the fiercest sporting rivalries in India against Pakistan. While the matchup is historically charged, the rivalry has taken on a different dimension in recent years.
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