first_imgBoard of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri is in England for the ICC Champions Trophy where India eye a record third title. Johri, a football fan, will also take this opportunity to attend the biggest night in club football when Real Madrid take on Juventus in the UEFA Champions League final at Cardiff tonight.The game is touted as the battle between the most scintillating attack in Europe and the strongest wall of defence in the continent and the numbers show no different.While Juventus are looking to win the Champions League after 20 years, Real Madrid are chasing a record 12th European crown.Johri will return to Birmingham as India and Pakistan will lock horns in their Champions Trophy opener on Sunday.India have had pretty mixed fortunes at the multi-nation tournament. While they are the most successful team with two title triumphs and ending runners-up, the Men in Blue have also crashed out in the first round three times.India will also look to become the first team to win the title thrice and the second team after Australia to successfully defend their their title.India and Pakistan have not played bilateral series since 2012-13 and have met only in ICC events. India have won six out of seven limited-overs encounters since the 2012 bilateral series.The two teams had clashed in the 2013 Champions Trophy in England (at the same venue as this year: Edgbaston) where India won a rain-truncated game. They next took on Pakistan in the 2015 World Cup in Adelaide and won again, thanks to a classy hundred by Kohli.advertisementLast year, India played Pakistan twice and Kohli was the difference between the two teams on both occasions. His magnificent 49 had helped India overcome a dangerous Pakistan pace attack in Dhaka and his sublime half-century resulted in an Indian victory at the Eden Gardens in the World T20.However, it has been over two years since India and Pakistan clashed in an ODI and next Sunday they meet again.Led by Virat Kohli, India will look to make it 2-2 in head-to-head encounters in the elite tournament.last_img

UEFA Champions League Final: BCCI CEO Rahul Johri to attend Real Madrid C.F. vs Juventus F.C. clash in Cardiff

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