‘Stay calm, control your nerves,’ Sangakkara tells Pakistani players

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Sri Lanka’s former skipper, Kumar Sangakkara met young Pakistani duo of Babar Azam and Usman Shinwari ahead of the key game against India and advised them to stay calm and control their nerves.

Pakistan are to face India in the most anticipated contest of Asia Cup 2018 on Wednesday at Dubai, the clash is expected to be a test of nerves for both Pakistani and Indian players.

Though the Men in Green thrashed Hong Kong in their opening game of the tournament, their match against India will be a totally different ball game.

On the other hand, India will also look to start their campaign on a positive note by winning against Hong Kong, but their game against Pakistan will be at the back of their mind.

Despite India’s impressive record against Pakistan in the Asia Cup, where they have won six of the last eleven games, they will be wary of Champions Trophy 2017 winners’ ability to dominate the game.

Pakistan and India faced each other last time during the final of Champions Trophy, where Sarfraz & Co. just rattled through Indian side.