India vs Pak: India are the new ('80s and '90s) Pakistan
Osman Samiuddin has written an excellent article about the Pak vs India rivalry. I'm going to post the article below, but his main point is that in the last decade India have reversed the relative dominance that Pakistan enjoyed over them in the 80's and 90's. It used to be that no matter what Team Pakistan's or Pakistani players' form was, when they played India they turned it on. Most of the time, Pakistan prevailed. Now, the reverse seems to be happening.
My question is, is this just a cyclical nature of sports where the teams are going to relinquish the upper hand to one another? Or have India, due to their more professional setup and monetary advantage, taken a more or less permanent advantage over the rivalry?