MS Dhoni

Indian limited-over captain MS Dhoni said that India will not remain unbeaten forever against Pakistan at World Cup or World T20 cricket. India claimed another victory over Pakistan in WT20 after beating them by 6 wickets at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in the WT20 2016 Super 10 encounter on Saturday night.

It was the 5th consecutive WT20 win for India out of 5 WT20 meetings between these two arch-rivals while it was also the 11th consecutive World Cup win (6 wins in One-day international WC and 5 wins in WT20) for India out of 11 WC meetings between them.

During the post-match press conference on Saturday night encounter, when Dhoni was asked about the 11-0 scoreline against Pakistan in World Cup, he replied, “It is also a reality that we will lose someday, maybe today or after 10 years or after 20 years or after 50 years”.

Dhoni added, “It is not possible that we always keep winning”. Dhoni also admitted that these things put pressure equally for both sides.

It was not the first time that Dhoni commented on this. After beating Pakistan by 76 runs in the group stage encounter in 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup at Adelaide, Dhoni remarked, “It’s not something that will stay until the world exists. No point in really thinking about it. As far as the World Cup record is concerned, we are definitely proud of it, but it will be broken at some point in time.”

At the same time, Dhoni had also commented on India’s overall ODI record against Pakistan, where Pakistan is still leading over India (Pakistan has 72 wins as compared to 51 wins of India). Dhoni had said, “Yes, we are proud of the fact that we have done it again, but if you just see the India-Pakistan stats, you know we are way behind. They have really dominated us (over years). I feel definitely World Cup is something that we can, to some extent, be proud of but overall you have to see, they are a fantastic side.”

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