It’s showtime, as Pakistani cricket fans get their game-face on

It’s showtime, as Pakistani cricket fans get their game-face on
Photo Caption: Cricket - ICC Cricket World Cup - India v Pakistan - Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - June 16, 2019 Pakistan fans before the match Action Images via (Reuters)
Updated 16 June 2019

It’s showtime, as Pakistani cricket fans get their game-face on

It’s showtime, as Pakistani cricket fans get their game-face on
  • Public venues in Islamabad showing Pakistan-India World Cup match as tense fans congregate
  • Emotional fans call the highly anticipated match a “war” between arch-rivals

ISLAMABAD: The legendary Pakistan-India cricket rivalry came to a head as the most awaited group match of the World Cup between the two arch-rivals kicked off on Sunday.
Ahead of the sporting showdown, some emotional Pakistanis allayed their anxiety-ridden friends. A few tried to control their sentiments and said it was “just a game,” but for others, the match is much more than that. It’s war.
One cricket fan cried in jest, “We won’t let them take the world cup, just a tea-cup!”
The atmosphere was both tense and festive as Arab News visited some of the venues in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, where cricket fans congregated to watch the game on life-sized screens in public places and restaurants.