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The Bittersweet India-Pakistan Rivalry

The Bittersweet India-Pakistan Rivalry

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It’s no surprise to anyone how emotionally charged India-Pakistan cricket clashes can get. Even a person who’s never seen or heard of the game, knows when their clash is due. We bring you some of the top India-Pakistan moments that most fans cannot forget.

1. Javed Miandad becomes ‘Jumping Jack’ 

In the 1992 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, India and Pakistan met each other for the first time in World Cups. Backed by Sachin Tendulkar’s 54*, India posted 216 on the board with Kapil Dev playing an aggressive innings of 35 off 26 balls. During Pakistan’s innings, it all began when Tendulkar bowled one down the leg side. Javed Miandad tried a nudge, and it went through to wicket keeper Kiran More. In an extravagant appeal for a quite remarkable non-event, More shouted long and loud, with his little frame leaping up and down in entreaty. The umpire was not interested and Miandad was not amused.

Miandad pushed the next ball towards mid-off and took off for a single, and made a fast turn and got back to his crease as the throw came in quickly. More whipped off the bails, with Miandad well inside but this did not get down well with Miandad. Miandad went through the peculiar leaps that have been been come to known as one of the iconic moments of cricket history between both the nations. With the two ends of the bat clutched in his hands, the batsman executed several spot jumps, bringing his knees up to the chest. Apparently it was supposed to mimic More’s appeals, but as an imitation, it left a lot to be desired.

Javed Miandad and Kiran More
Javed Miandad imitating Kiran More during the 1992 World Cup match.
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