Virat Kohli, skipper of the Indian team feels that India versus Pakistan clash at the ICC Champions Trophy is ‘just another game’. Virat Kohli the aggressive captain is known for his misbehavior and misconduct with journalist. In 2015 just ahead of the World Cup Virat Kohli slammed a Hindustan Times reporter as well. So, he is not unfamiliar with such incidents. Ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy Virat Kohli in a press conference spoke of a lot of factors.
He spoke on the epic India-Pakistan clash and said, “With due respect, with whatever is going on around an issue, as a cricketer you can’t even think of your partner at the non-striker end when you are facing a ball. So we have to forget thinking about things that anyway are not in our control. For us cricketers, it is about playing the game we love — that feeling never changes. Indo-Pak games are always exciting for the fans. It may be different for the people in general because atmosphere in the stadium is different, but for us cricketers, and you can ask anyone from either team — it is just another game of cricket.”
When Virat Kohli was posed the question about the the Indo-Pak clash by a reporter, he said, “what do you think?” But the matter did not roll further, it ended there.
India take on Pakistan at Edgbaston, Birmingham on June 4. Kohli stressed that hype created around the game is not in their control but he mentioned it will not bother them.