Pak all-rounder Hafeez says playing against India 'always special'

Karachi, May 22 (ANI): Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who is gearing up for the Champions Trophy clash against India, has said that any encounter between the rivals on the cricketing field is 'always very special'.

The Daily Times quoted Hafeez, as saying that the players were eagerly awaiting the match against India, as it would also determine their chances of qualifying for the knockout stage of the tournament.

Hafeez, who is Pakistan's T20 captain, said the match against India should be electric, and added that he enjoys playing against India because the atmosphere is different and the environment is charged. He said both the teams put in their 100 per cent.

He said he was expecting an exciting clash against India in the Champions Trophy and it would be a different experience playing in English conditions. Hafeez said the good thing about the present Pakistan team was that most of the players have previously played in England either in league or county cricket or for the national team.

Pakistan and India will clash on June 15 at Edgbaston in one of the most awaited fixtures of the ICC event. Pakistan are placed in Group B in the Champions Trophy along with West Indies, South Africa and India. (ANI)


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