The meeting aimed to rally the troops and instil a sense of unity and purpose ahead of one of the most crucial matches of the tournament.

The PCB chief's words carried extra weight given the gravity of the India-Pakistan cricket rivalry, and the nation's eyes are firmly fixed on their team's performance in this marquee encounter.

BCCI hosted a dinner for the PCB Chief on Friday evening

Adding an intriguing twist to the pre-match proceedings, it has come to light that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is hosting a dinner for Zaka Ashraf on Friday evening, with BCCI secretary Jay Shah and other top officials set to attend.

While the pep talk from the PCB chief undoubtedly aimed to boost the morale of the Pakistan cricket team, the question remains whether it will act as a motivating force or potentially add more pressure to the squad as they prepare to face India. 

Both teams have been unbeaten in the early stages of the tournament, setting the stage for an electrifying contest that cricket fans worldwide are eagerly anticipating.

Pakistan's victories over the Netherlands and Sri Lanka have provided a positive start to their World Cup campaign, while India's convincing wins against Australia and Afghanistan have only added to the excitement of this high-stakes encounter. 

Cricket aficionados can hardly wait for the spectacle that awaits them on the field as these two cricketing giants lock horns.