A tournament comprises of only the top ranked teams of the cricket world, is supposed to be more competitive than the World Cup and ICC Champions Trophy 2017 has already gone through intense combativeness in its group stage.
For a long time, one would not have recognized Bangladesh as the semifinalists but the Tigers made it through, became the opponent of defending champions India to feature in the second semifinal at Edgbaston.
Defying Bangladesh from the view is no means possible but guests in the Lords Long Room dinner party continued to ask Indian skipper Virat Kohli whether they are going to watch an India-Pakistan final in CT17.
Composed and professional in his curtsy, Kohli answered, “First of all, we will have to play against Bangladesh in the semifinal and we have to win the match to go to the final.”
Virat Kohli, then enumerated India has no discomfort playing against anyone once they would reach into the final.
“We won the title last time. MS was there to lead us. We would be terribly happy if we could retain the pride that MS consorted for us.” – hundreds of applause ushered in the Long room when Virat Kohli ended saying Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the all-time best wicket keeper of India.