Jammu: There is all the interest and curiosity for the T20 World Cup 2021 match between India and Pakistan. Kashmir is also not immune to it. The Met department has predicted rain and snowfall across the Kashmir valley. As a result, people have started preparations for the match. In Kashmir, 65-year-old retired government employee Bashir Ahmed, who lives in Budgam district, is supporting Pakistan in the match. "I am refusing to let my family use inverter batteries," he said of the match. There is a power cut this season and I don't want the match to be missed.
On supporting Pakistan, he said, "It is a personnel selection. My father is a big fan of Imran Khan and I learnt to love cricket from him. But that does not mean that As a country, I am with Pakistan. That is the beauty of the game.'' The entire Kashmir has been witnessing heavy rains and snowfall for the past two days. But even this rain has not dampened the enthusiasm of the fans. The India-Pakistan match is a very emotional matter for many families living in Kashmir. In any case, these two countries play very little cricket and this time also the match is taking place after about two years.
Tensions have also increased in India-Pakistan relations. But amidst all this, Kashmiri people are preparing to watch the match. Power backups are being mobilized. Food and drink arrangements are also being made in one place. Ghulam Nabi, a retired teacher living in Charari Sharif, said, "There was a time when the entire area used to gather at our house because only our house had television. But now the situation has changed. Now the match can be seen on the phone as well as the rest of the work can be done.''