India-Pakistan T20 World Cup Match Shatters Viewership Record On Disney+ Hotstar

The India-Pakistan T20 World Cup match is currently happening in the 2021 edition of the mega event. It is the opening match of the Super 12 round for both the Asian teams. It is the first-ever India-Pakistan match in the world of cricket since the 2019 World Cup. For the first time ever in T20I cricket history, the two arch-rivals are battling in the United Arab Emirates.

The Pakistan cricket team’s captain Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bowl first at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Team India did not get off to a good start, as they were down to 31/3 at one stage. The trio of Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma was back in the dressing room before the powerplay ended.

Virat Kohli scored a fantastic half-century for the Indian cricket team

Captain Virat Kohli led the Men in Blue from the front by scoring 57 runs off 49 deliveries, smashing five fours and a six. Rishabh Pant backed him up well with a 30-ball 39, hitting two fours and two sixes. Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja combined forces to score a total of 24 runs. Eventually, the Indian cricket team scored 151/7 in 20 overs.


Shaheen Shah Afridi was the star performer for the Pakistan cricket team in the first innings. Afridi dismissed Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli in the match, while Hasan Ali dismissed Ravindra Jadeja and Suryakumar Yadav. Shadab Khan scalped the wicket of Rishabh Pant and conceded only 22 runs in his four overs.

India-Pakistan T20 World Cup match crosses 1 crore viewership on Disney+ Hotstar

Disney+ Hotstar is the live-streaming platform for the India-Pakistan T20 World Cup match. The craze of the match is such that over 1 crore viewers are watching the match on their devices on this platform. As per some fans, it is a record for cricket matches on the online platform.

The second innings of the India-Pakistan match is still left. The Pakistan cricket team needs 152 runs to record a historic win, while India need to keep Pakistan below 151 to continue their winning streak. If the match goes down to the wire, the record for Disney+ Hotstar may again be broken.



Vinay Chhabria is a cricket and WWE enthusiast who supports Roman Reigns and Gujarat Titans. He has been following cricket for the last 15 years and WWE since 2016.

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