Originally Posted by fredfertang
I don't watch a great deal of either country outside their tussles with England but is it not the case that the Pakistan side at the moment simply isn't anything like as strong as in the 80s/90s, and that Indian cricketers generally do seem to have shrugged off the hint of mental frailty that they used to carry around with them?
I think that's probably the most logical explanation. However what gives me pause is that India have certainly put in a more professional domestic and national structure. And as you have pointed out, any "mental frailty" that may have occurred in past Pak/India clashes is gone. I think that's a bad omen for Pakistan in the ongoing rivalry.
Basically what it all boils down to is that I'm tired of hearing it from my Indian mates after yet another loss to them and I need some reassurance this is not going to be a two decade long dominance!