If you have lived through the heady days of cricket in Sharjah, Saturday was a special day for an Indian cricket fan.
Those were the days when we would watch a Pakistan line-up blessed with gifted bowlers blowing away India and other sides without much of a trouble. It left a scar on the minds of Indian fans which left an indelible mark when analysing the relative strengths of both sides forever.
Hence, even after a new set of players came through, we went through the same hackneyed approach to decoding how strong or weak the two sides were.
All pre-match build-ups would be simple: India batting vs Pakistan bowling.