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'Forget The Last Couple Of Days': Kirsten Shows Faith In His Team Ahead Of  IND vs PAK Match

Gary Kirsten showed faith in his team ahead of the all important clash against India [X]Gary Kirsten showed faith in his team ahead of the all important clash against India [X]

Coming off from a super over defeat against the USA, Pakistan will be playing India in a high-intensity clash at the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 on Sunday, June 9. The Pakistan head coach, Gary Kirsten has reassured his faith in the team while asking them to stay in the moment.

Speaking to the press ahead of the match at the Nassau County Stadium in New York, Kirsten said how less he cares about what happened in the past and expects his team to approach the game with utmost professionalism.

"I do not like to harp on history too much. We need to play the best cricket we can now. We'll go out there & do the best we can with our skill sets. It's up to us to get ourselves up. It's a big game, I don't have to motivate the players anymore. They are motivated and focused," said the South African.

On losing against the USA and making things difficult for themselves in the group stage,

"We have had to forget about the last couple of days and move forward. That is the only way you can deal with life. Results are results, they take care of themselves. We have to focus on the controllable," he added.

Talking about the pitch, Kirsten asked the batters to take responsibility and show courage on these tough wickets.

"It's just favourable for bowlers, full stop. Doesn't matter which team. The batters have to play with real courage, assess what a good score could be on this wicket if we bat first and get a competitive total."

A defeat to India right after one against the USA would make things tricky for the Asian giants with both India and the USA with two wins each, so Pakistan will be hoping to turn up as their coach said and keep the matter in their own hands to go into the Super Eights.