On the eve of India-Pakistan clash, Virat Kohli looked pretty relaxed and asked the fans to enjoy the match.
“We understand any game you can play for the country can be emotional, adrenaline filled. So for us, no single game is more important than the other,” Kohli said this pre-match press conference.
India is eyeing a third win in four matches at the World Cup, having beaten South Africa and Australia before seeing Thursday’s encounter with New Zealand at Trent Bridge washed out.
“The mindset of the player is always going to be different to the mindset of the fans – you can’t mix the two and expect the fans to think professionally and focus on each ball,’ Kohli further added.
A reporter asked Kohli if the in-form Mohammad Amir (who took wickets of Rohit, Dhawan, and Kohli in Champions Trophy final held in 2017) is a threat to them on Sunday.
In the response, Kohli said, “We are only focussing on playing the kind of cricket we are known for, not singling out any player from the opposition.”
The biggest rivalry in cricket will take place on Sunday at The Old Trafford, these two teams have played against each other at the same venue in World Cup 1999 fixture.