The lawyers also welcomed this decision by Pakistan Justice Party.
India may be ahead against Pakistan in ICC tournaments by an 8-2 margin, but in all ODI tournament finals Pakistan holds a 6-2 edge in the head-to-head battle against India. The final of the tournament offers Pakistan an opportunity to take a sweet revenge for their defeat to India in 2007 World T20 final at Johannesburg.
"I don't see any relevance of the first game here because you can never tell how a particular team starts a tournament".
Earlier, Kohli had said that the Group Stage game would not have any relevance in what he expects to be a very exciting summit clash.
"History can change, and I hope we can (change it)".
It is even considered bigger than the Ashes series between Australia and England.
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Lending support, even Sehwag who is known to never mince his words on the trending issues has raised his voice over this. Summary: Hasan, however, asked the fans to back team India in hard times.
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"It is massive", insisted Azhar.
Finally, India gets a breakthrough.
"He's fit to play, and he will play", said Arthur in answer to a question from AFP. He replaces Rumman Raees.
But Pakistan could also find a place for Amir by leaving out a spinner in either Shadab Khan or Imad Wasim.
As well as Kohli, their top order boasts the likes of dynamic opening pair of Rohit Sharma, fresh from a hundred in a nine-wicket semi-final rout of Bangladesh, and Shikhar Dhawan.
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However, when a picture surfaced of former India skipper MSDhoni holding the baby of Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed in his arms on Saturday, the moment was more than an adorable one and it took social media by storm.
"India is playing well".
India, on the other side have looked a balanced side with both their batting and bowling departments having managed to click throughout the tournament.
The bowling department for India under the likes of pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin have looked solid bowling economically while providing clinical breakthroughs.
Meanwhile Kohli too insisted the group clash was no longer of any relevance. While amidst all this hyped animosity, there came a breath of fresh air which increased the excitement over two best cricketing teams of the world going to fight for the title trophy.
"That's the kind of players they have, we're quite aware of that".
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