Greatest Sports Rivalries Of All Time

Written by Makula Dunbar
India vs. Pakistan in 2011
India vs. Pakistan in 2011

India v. Pakistan (Cricket)

The conflict between India and Pakistan extends beyond border disputes and onto the cricket pitch, as they’ve competed against each other eight times in the Cricket World Cup. Although India has come out on top in each of these matches, millions of viewers tune in for each of the face offs – the 2011 World Cup Semifinal attracted 1.5 billion viewers, making it the largest TV event of the year. While the cricket rivalry is a healthier outlet for aggression between the two states than the alternative, there have been some extreme reactions from fans on both sides, and security is always tight at matches.