Despite the historical context that has seen Pakistan yet to secure an ODI World Cup victory over India, Younis expressed unwavering confidence in the current team's ability to rise to the occasion. Reflecting on past tournaments, he acknowledged, " the World Cup, we used to choke against India." However, he underscored the recent advancements in the team's mental fortitude and resilience under pressure.

The former cricketer lauded the presence of match-winners within the squad, citing key players such as Babar Azam, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Fakhar Zaman, who possess the potential to turn the tide single-handedly. Younis also praised the contributions of Imam ul Haq, highlighting his remarkable innings on several occasions.

The 50-over ODI World Cup is scheduled to grace the cricketing calendar from October 5 to November 19 this year. The upcoming clash between Pakistan and India promises to be a defining moment, uniting cricket fans across the globe in anticipation of a thrilling encounter.

Bilateral cricket relations between Pakistan and India have experienced suspensions due to ongoing political tensions. Despite this backdrop, cricket enthusiasts remain hopeful that the sporting spirit will transcend boundaries, fostering an atmosphere of fierce competition and camaraderie as these two cricketing giants prepare to battle on the pitch once more.