THE EIGHTH COLUMN

India vs Pak: A rivalry that brings the world to a standstill

In a country of 1.3 billion people, it is estimated that when India's national cricket side plays a big game, such as India versus Pakistan, around 400 million people watch the game on television. That was according to a survey in 2014. The figure stands higher than the current population of the United States at 329 million. The upcoming India-Pakistan match is expected to pull in as many or more viewers. But the rivalry goes beyond viewership. Click to know more.