Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed said that while players from both India and Pakistan treat a match between the two teams as just another game, the passion shown by the fans and the hype by the media makes the occasion really special.

He went on to add that for the players also it inspires them that extra bit to perform well.

“As for craze, when we are playing against India, everybody wants us to win. It inspires us, we get well wishes from fans. It’s the same for Indians. Any player who performs here gets to be a hero, it has been the case in the past,” he said.

Pakistan lock horns with India on September 19 in their second league match.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to watch his country’s group league encounter against India, according to media reports in Karachi.

Told about it, Sarfraz said, “Imran bhai has following all over. It would be nice for the fans and it would also be motivating for us.”