Hot favorite India initiated their journey in the ICC Champions Trophy, 2017, with a thrashing win against the arch – rival Pakistan. A buzzing confident side found themselves in a clutter when virtually underdog Sri Lanka beaten India comfortably and unexpectedly chasing an enormous three hundred plus total. [ নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ ‘আমাদের জন্য সাধারণ একটি ম্যাচ’]
The winner of the match between India and South Africa on Sunday will make their spot sure in the semi – finals of the tournament.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli hoping to keep everything under control ease a rather tensed atmosphere saying, “To me, every game is the same. You win some you lose some.”
“I never thought the Pakistan game was the biggest of my captaincy career. I don’t think this one is either. For us as a team, it’s a very important game and so is the same for South Africa as well” – Virat Kohli said.
“The game has lot to offer for both teams and both teams will play with 120% commitment and with full passion. It will be a great game to watch for all the viewers and players to be a part of it” – he said.
Indian skipper further said, “You get to test how good you are in situations like this. As a cricketer, honestly, for me I crave games like this. You want to be a part of game as important as this one and then if you perform and you teams gets over the line. It improves you as a cricketer.”
The winners of the contest will be the first team to confirm their semi – final birth from Group A.