KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain, Ramiz Raja, has backed the national team to put up a spirited fight in the World Cup semi-final against India in Mohali on Wednesday.
"It is very difficult to convince me on something. But, as far as this Pakistan team is concerned, I am totally convinced that even if it loses the semi-final it will not do so without putting a big fight," Ramiz said.
The cricketer-turned-commentator said that while everyone is under the impression that the crowd pressure in Mohali would affect the performance of the Pakistani players, he thinks otherwise.
"The way I look at it the pressure will be bigger on the Indian players because they are playing in front of their home crowd. The expectations are high from them, so they have to deliver," he said.(PTI)