Explaining the importance of the India-Pakistan match to the players of the two countries, Maruf said, “The Pakistan-India match is a big platform to prove one’s worth.” Maruf took a deep breath as he said this. Maybe because he doesn’t want to put pressure on his teammates, Maruf added, ‘But at the end of the day, it’s a cricket match. And you have to win the match by applying the basics properly. ‘
“Every match between India and Pakistan is a great source of inspiration for the emerging cricketers of the two countries,” said Maruf. This is the greatest duality of cricket and this duality attracts countless eyes. Maruf, who has played more than 200 international matches for Pakistan, then said, “I hope the match will be watched by the girls of the two countries and will inspire them to play cricket.”
Like boys’ cricket, most of the people think that Indian girls are the favorites in this match as well. Maruf also lauded the India team led by Mitali Raj, saying, “India is a great team. Their recent performance is much better. Recently they have got some good new cricketers in the team.
Pakistan has to start the World Cup with a match against strong India. However, Maruf also said that their goal is to remain steadfast, ‘Our goal is to play in the semifinals. As far as I remember, we have never played in a World Cup semifinal before. I think our team has the resources to achieve that goal. “