By Sunil Rajguru
In the 1980s and 1990s, the Indo-Pak rivalry was probably the greatest in world cricket. It was a tragedy that they never met in the first four editions of the World Cup. But that was set right when they met in each of the next four editions, with all the matches going India's way.
1992: Sachin starts a glorious trend
India had a glorious ODI tournament run from 1983-85, winning the World Cup, mini WC, Asia Cup and Sharjah Cup. In the 1986 Sharjah final Javed Miandad hit a six off a Chetan Sharma full toss off the very last ball of the innings. India lost, its psyche got scarred and Pakistan always had the upper hand for years after that.
India at the World Cup | Top 10 World Cup upsets | Memorable World Cup finals | More Image: It is the fans who make the India-Pakistan matches the spectacles they are. Colorful, passionate and wearing their heart on their sleeves, they are as much the stars of the show as the gladiators on the field. AFP