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Heat is on India, time to change history: Younis

History may be against them but Pakistan coach Waqar Younis on Friday said the time is perfect to rewrite it given that the Indian team is under pressure after losing its opening match of the ICC World T20.

Pakistan have never beaten their arch-rivals in an ICC World event with India having won six times in the ODI World Cup and four times in World Twenty20. “No doubt history does not favour us but it’s not that it cannot be changed. History also changes,” said Younis on the eve the high-octane clash between India and Pakistan here. “This time we are a bit more confident. One bad game and they (Indians) can go out of the tournament. Pressure is on India. It’s a plus for us. There’s a lot of things going in our favour,” the coach here.

Stressing that the heat is on India, Younis said: “Such discussions around the game creates hype and builds pressure.

We all are aware of this. This is for the first time Indians are under more pressure. It’s a big tournament. I’ve been a cricketer for so many years and I don’t think there would be any team who’s not under pressure at this position. I’m sure they’re feeling the heat.” 
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