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India playing against Pakistan in World cup without Sachin for the first time

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 15 February 2015, 12:00 PM

India facing Pakistan in a World Cup match and that too without Sachin Tendulkar, it’s hard to believe for Indian fans. But for the first time, in the history of World Cup, Sachin is not representing India against arch rivals Pakistan at Adelaide on a super Sunday.

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar had always been a big influence against Pakistan and his absence can make a huge difference.

Sachin was also declared Man of the Match in the previous encounter in World Cup 2011.  

With political tensions rising between neighbours, political honchos asked players of both sides to do their utmost against their rivals.

The clash is of huge emotional importance to Pakistan, as they have never beaten India in a World Cup and think to have a great chance of rubbing the jinx this time around. 

First Published: Sunday, February 15, 2015 11:55 AM
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