The disgraced former Pakistan skipper Salman Butt wants Pakistan to enjoy the upcoming high voltage Champions Trophy clash between Pakistan and India and he suggested his team mates not to take any pressure when the two arch-rivals meet on Sunday at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham.
“The pressure in the game against India always makes players lose their concentration, but the players need to keep in mind that Pakistan have the superior head-to-head record against India,” Express Tribune quoted Butt as saying.
“They should not take any kind of pressure. Instead, they should just enjoy the game and play like they normally do. There is, of course, added pressure since the entire world is watching but they must know that all of Pakistan is behind them,” he added.
However, the left-handed Pakistan batsman who is currently out of the team, thinks if his side manage to win the match against India, that will boost the players mentally.
“If they manage to get a good start by winning against India, then that will boost them mentally for their next matches. If you compare the teams, then the match against South Africa is actually the tougher one,” he concluded.