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Barring hype over ticket gross sales, India versus Pakistan is simply one other recreation for us: Virat Kohli – Instances of India

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DUBAI: India captain Virat Kohli on Saturday performed down the “hype” surrounding the high-profile upcoming T20 World Cup recreation towards Pakistan, saying it is “simply one other match for us” regardless of the ridiculously excessive demand for tickets.
India have by no means misplaced to their arch-rivals in both ODI or T20 World Cup video games and Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has stated that they’re assured of beating their neighbours on October 24.
Kohli nonetheless, when requested in regards to the match, did not take the bait to make tall claims.

“I truthfully by no means felt so,” Kohli stated when requested if it feels completely different each time India meets its neighbouring nation.
“I’ve simply approached this recreation as one other recreation of cricket and I do know there may be numerous hype round this recreation, extra so with ticket gross sales and calls for of tickets,” the Indian captain, who has had some nice performances towards Pakistan added.
On a lighter notice, Kohli stated that he has refused numerous mates who’ve requested for tickets.

“… and proper now, the worth of these tickets are ridiculously excessive and that is all I do know, my mates are demanding tickets proper left and centre and I’m saying, ‘no’.”
Kohli believes that one must be skilled and play the sport in the appropriate spirit, like they might do with each match.

“Aside from that, I do not suppose we are able to make something further out of this recreation and for us it is a recreation of cricket that must be performed in the appropriate spirit, in the best way we all know we are able to,” he stated.
“Sure, the atmosphere you’ll be able to say is completely different from outdoors and from followers’ standpoint, positively extra pleasure within the air however from a gamers’ standpoint, we attempt to keep as skilled as we are able to and at all times method the sport in probably the most regular means attainable,” the Indian skipper stated.

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