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In contemporary times, many cricketers and fans believe that cricket has become a batsman’s game and there is no room for bowlers. However, this hasn’t been the case for the majority of the period since the game has emerged. In fact, the bowlers have dominated cricket for a longer period of time.
With the advent of T20 cricket and certain changes made by the ICC, the game has shifted a bit towards the batsman. For every bowler, picking wickets in a world cup is a dream sight to hold. However, when that wicket comes against arch-rival, a bowler just rubs salt on the wound. India and Pakistan have been two such teams who have faced fierce competition in the world cups due to the already existent political tensions between them.
Today, we’ll take a look at the 5 Indian Bowlers who have picked most wickets against Pakistan in World Cups so far.
5 Indian Bowlers Who Have Picked Most Wickets Against Pakistan In World Cups
5. Zaheer Khan- 4 wickets
Zaheer Khan, India’s most successful left-arm pacer sits at the fifth spot in this list. Zaheer Khan has been one of India’s main bowlers throughout his stint on the international stage. Zaheer played a total of two games against Pakistan in the world cups.
In the first game that he played against them in the world cup back in 2003, Zaheer Khan dismissed Toufiq Umar and Younis Khan. The second world cup game he played against them came during India’s 2011 world cup triumph wherein he scalped Kamran Akmal and Misbah-ul-Haq in the semi-final of the tournament,