Cricket’s biggest tournament ICC World Cup 2019 is around the corner and all teams will try to deliver their best to bag the trophy. A press conference was held on Thursday as all the captains took the center stage and spoke about the big event as well as their preparation going into the encounter. While the team India is expected to challenge for the trophy and show why they are considered as one of the big favourites, skipper Virat Kohli spoke the clash with arch-rival Pakistan.
In the presser, Kohli asserted that the players' perception of the India vs Pakistan match is much different than that of fans'. He said, "India-Pakistan is a very anticipated match but we keep saying that it's very different for us from the way the fans look at it. You feel the anticipation of the fans when you enter the ground but as soon as you step on the field, it's all professional.”
The Indian skipper further added that It's a bowler trying to execute his skills and a batsman trying to execute his skills to the best of the potential. For us, it's just another game that you need to win as a team. It brings pressure because the atmosphere is different but you feel it only till you start competing.
Team India will open its World Cup 2019 campaign on June 05 against Faf du Plessis-led South Africa in Southampton and the Pakistan encounter will take place on June 16 at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester.