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Match against India is not revenge game of WC semis: Misbah-ul-Haq

Source : PTI
Last Updated: Tue, Mar 13, 2012 16:06 hrs
Misbah​

KARACHI: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq feels that it's important to concentrate on performing well against India in the Asia Cup rather than thinking about revenge of their World Cup semifinal defeat last year. 

"We all know that it's going to be a big match but we are not looking at the March 18 game as a chance to take revenge for our World Cup semifinal defeat in Mohali," said Misbah. 

"The World Cup is now gone and done with. Our batting did not click that day. We must focus on the coming match on Sunday," Misbah told Geo News channel in Dhaka. 

The skipper also said the win against Sri Lanka in their next match would mean that they meet India with less pressure to qualify for the final. 

"We are focusing on that match against Sri Lanka. If we can beat them...it would mean we play India with less pressure on us." 

Misbah said that Sachin Tendulkar's long impending 100th international century would be weighing upon their mind. 

"We will be looking for a win but we know that if we win and Tendulkar gets his 100th hundred against us it would overshadow our victory. So obviously these things will be in our mind when we play India," he stated. 

He ruled out any pressure factor because of him being under threat of a one-match suspension for maintaining a slow over-rate. 

"No there is no pressure on me because of that. You can't blame anyone for slow over-rate because in a tense and close match, time is lost. I am not thinking about a possible ban. We will try to ensure that we don't get fined again," he said.

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