There were great examples to draw from in the past – when an India vs Pakistan match would bring both nations to a standstill. As for now though, it’s rare to see the arch-rivals pit their wits against each other on a cricket pitch: political sentiments far exceed sporting indulgences at the moment, but at least we have ICC tournaments which more often than not, sees the marquee clash.

The next installment in the epic India vs Pakistan rivalry is on 4 June in the Champions Trophy. And here are five quotes which set the tone for the match, and define the sheer weight it has on the sporting world.