Spicy Stats: India vs Pakistan Cricket Rivalry

First Encounter: Their Test match debut against each other happened in 1952, but their ODI rivalry began much later, in 1978. Interestingly, the first T20 clash came much more recently, in 2007.:

Head-to-Head History: Pakistan leads the way in ODIs, winning 72 out of 128 matches played. However, the Test record is more balanced with both teams winning roughly the same number of matches (India - 28, Pakistan - 26).


High-Pressure Performers: These matches are known for intense pressure and exceptional individual performances. Be it Sachin Tendulkar's (India) final-ball thriller chase against Pakistan in Ahmedabad (2007) or Virat Kohli's exceptional innings these are legendary example.

Shared Past: Due to the 1947 partition, three players - Amir Elahi, Gul Mohammad, and Abdul Hafeez Kardar - actually played for both India and Pakistan at the international level!