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Kohli is not nervous ahead of India-Pakistan T20 World Cup match

India and Pakistan lock horns Sunday in the T20 World Cup

By Web Desk
October 21, 2021
Indian skipper Virat Kohli during a press conference. Photo: AFP
Indian skipper Virat Kohli during a press conference. Photo: AFP

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has said that he is not nervous ahead of India's blockbuster clash against Pakistan, scheduled to be held this Sunday in Dubai. 

Cricket legends from both sides of the border, analysts and pundits have always said that whichever side absorbs pressure better during an India-Pakistan match, ends up winning it.

Indian skipper Kohli took to Twitter to state he is not nervous heading into India's opening match against Pakistan.

In a tweet promoting the Indian clothing brand Wrogn, Kohli tweeted:

"People: Big match on Sunday. You're nervous, right?

Me:"

The Indian captain used the name of the brand, wrogn, as if he was saying "wrong" and social media users were quick to notice.

'Just another game of cricket' for Kohli

A few days earlier, the Indian skipper remained unmoved by all the hype surrounding the India-Pakistan World Cup clash.

"I have always approached this game as just another game of cricket," he said.

Commenting on the expensive tickets for the match, the Indian skipper acknowledged that the hype created for this particular match was a massive one.

The Babar Azam-led Pakistan squad beat West Indies by seven wickets through an all-out team effort in their warm-up match for the ICC T20 World Cup in Dubai on Monday.

However, Pakistan lost to South Africa Wednesday in a match that went down to the last ball. Pakistani openers Rizwan and skipper Babar Azam both failed to score impressively in the match.

However, Fakhar Zaman and Asif Ali pitched in with valuable contributions.

India, on the other hand, have won both their warm-up matches against England and Australia, convincingly.