CWC 2019: India won’t take Afghanistan lightly, says Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli said in a recent interview that his team will not take Afghanistan as a lighter team ahead of their game against Afghanistan on 22nd June.

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India are having a smooth run in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 so far with no losses. They had to back to back good wins against Australia and Pakistan. Their next assignment will be against Afghanistan on Saturday.

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Ahead of the game, Indian captain Virat Kohli said that India won’t consider Afghanistan as a lighter team and they will have the regular game plans like other teams, in the game against Afghanistan on Saturday.

“For sure (take Afghanistan seriously). It’s very difficult to gain momentum in a tournament like the World Cup. We want to win every game we play. And the fact that we have long gaps between each game.. that helps a lot.

We have time to recover, regroup and then the motivation is back again. No game is easy in this World Cup. We have to be professional and execute our plans well,” Virat Kohli said while talking to Wasim Akram on ICC.

Further the Indian skipper believes that having some fun with the teammates outside the field is a big boost for his team in the tournament. As it is a long tournament, Kohli stressed on the fact that a good team atmosphere plays a key role in the success of the side.

“Our first decision when we came here (in England) was to have a lot of fun because it’s a long tournament and it’s important to enjoy every day. Off the field, we find time to crack jokes even in the practice session,” Kohli added.

“We’re were happy where we stand as a team. Even when we are in the dressing room, we can see each one of us are fulfilling our roles to perfection.”

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