Likewise, Glasgow is testimony to the religious conflict within Christianity combined with nationalism. While Celtic represents Catholics and supporters of Irish Republicanism, Rangers represent Protestants and all the Ulstermen of Ireland.
Yet, India-Pakistan cricket takes sporting rivalry to a different level. The reason is that within our living memory these two teams were one, playing as All-India. The pioneers of Pakistan cricket were men who had been brought up in a united Indian team. This added an extra ingredient to this mother of all sporting rivalries.