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Virat Kohli-Rishabh Pant banter forward of T20 World Cup | Cricket Information – Occasions of India

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MUMBAI: Forward of the T20 World Cup which begins on Sunday, India skipper Virat Kohli has provoked wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant in a enjoyable technique to get the Delhi batsman’s temper up for the upcoming mega occasion.
With Pant’s temper a bit down following his staff Delhi Capitals’ defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders in Qualifier 2, Kohli, in a TVC video launched by T20 World Cup’s official broadcaster Star Sports activities, tries to inspire his wicketkeeper by telling him that India is but to discover a wicketkeeper like MS Dhoni. Dhoni was additionally the captain when India gained the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007, beating Pakistan within the closing.
With Pant speaking of his batting abilities, Kohli reminds him that he has plenty of wicketkeepers, letting him know that he has to brush up his wicketkeeping abilities additional.
“Rishabh, sixes win you matches in T20 cricket,” Kohli tells Pant in a digital name within the video shared by Star Sports activities India.
“Don’t fret bhaiya, I’m practising day by day. It was a wicketkeeper that gained India a World Cup by hitting a six,” mentioned Pant, referring to Dhoni ending the 2011 World Cup closing with a six on the Wankhede Stadium, thus bagging India their second World Cup title.
“Sure, however India haven’t received a wicketkeeper like Mahi bhai since then,” Kohli says. When Pant says that he’s India’s wicketkeeper, Kohli says: “See I’ve lots of wicketkeepers, let’s have a look at who performs within the warm-ups.”
India will play two warm-up matches in opposition to England (October 18) and Australia (Oct 20) forward of the T20 World Cup.
India will begin their T20 World Cup marketing campaign in opposition to arch-rivals Pakistan in Dubai on October 24.

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