Billed as the 'mother of all clashes', bitter rivals India and Pakistan go into the high-voltage World Cup semi-final battle here tomorrow in what promises to be an epic tussle of nerves and skills between two teams desperately seeking to regain the coveted trophy.
When the two captains walk out for the toss, two estranged nations who have fought wars in the past but have a common passion for cricket, will virtually come to a standstill with millions glued to the television sets to watch the blockbuster unfold.
Shared history -- albeit bitter -- only adds to the emotional quotient of Indo-Pak contests where victory and defeat is not just a result but a matter of national pride.
Image: India's Sachin Tendulkar walks back after batting in the nets during a training session in Mohali, India, Tuesday, March 29, 2011. India will play Pakistan in a Cricket World Cup semifinal in Mohali on March 30.