The World Cup match between rivals India and Pakistan will be the most watched game in the history of cricket, according to a report, India Today reported.
The game that will likely bring the Asian subcontinent to a standstill is set to take place in Adelaide, Australia on February 15, has been sold out for six months.
“It will be unlike any cricket match ever seen in Australia,” said an anonymous World Cup official, as quoted by The Australian.
Interestingly, Pakistan has not ever won a match against India during the prestigious tournament – the latter, since 1992 of their first meeting, incidentally when Australia and New Zealand hosted the World Cup – have won all five games.
The clash between the rival countries is “expected to attract more than a billion viewers,” the report added.
The game will “eclipse the 988 million who watched the two neighbouring nations clash in their 2011 World Cup semifinal,” according to The Australian.
India beat Pakistan by a mere 29 runs in that groundbreaking clash, with Indian star player Sachin Tendulkar achieving player of the match, according to ESPN.
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