Before India and Pakistan could face each other, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar and Indian great Sunil Gavaskar faced-off at the Dubai International Stadium.
In a video shared on Twitter, Akhtar can be seen bowling a soft delivery before firing one into Gavaskar. Both are part of the commentary team for on-going Asia Cup 2018.
Akhtar asked the broadcasting crew to move when he decided to bowl a quick one which, the 69-year-old Gavaskar missed completely.
The most hyped game before the Asia Cup, India vs Pakistan, wasn't a high-voltage match. Pakistan was outplayed by India in every department. India's game against Hong Kong had lasted longer than their match against Pakistan.
The Rohit Sharma-led team chased down the target of 163 in 29 overs with 8 wickets left. Pakistan will get another chance to take revenge for their humiliating loss in the group stage. The Indian cricket team will face them again on September 23.
Watch the video here: