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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 in opposition to 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 nevertheless, 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 totally different every time India meets its neighbouring nation.
“I’ve simply approached this recreation as one other recreation of cricket and I do know there’s plenty of hype round this recreation, extra so with ticket gross sales and calls for of tickets,” the Indian captain, who has had some nice performances in opposition to Pakistan added.
On a lighter observe, Kohli stated that he has refused plenty of 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 proper spirit, like they’d do with each match.

“Other than that, I do not assume we will make something additional out of this recreation and for us it is a recreation of cricket that needs to be performed in the proper spirit, in the best way we all know we will,” he stated.
“Sure, the surroundings you possibly can say is totally different from outdoors and from followers’ standpoint, undoubtedly extra pleasure within the air however from a gamers’ standpoint, we attempt to keep as skilled as we will and at all times method the sport in essentially the most regular means doable,” the Indian skipper stated.

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