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World Cup 2019: No game is easy in this tournament says Kohli

By Parul Raina

Indian Team captain Virat Kohli, speaking to Pakistan legend Wasim Akram has said Team India is not going to take any opposition lightly. Kolhi assured that the side would not be complacent against Afghanistan, who are yet to open their win account in the World Cup. Indian skipper added that the break of five days in between fixtures will help them rest and recover well to get ready for their next challenge.

We want to win every game: Kohli

Wasim Akram asked Kohli the importance of momentum in a tournament like the World Cup. Kohli said, “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.”

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On environment in the camp

Virat said the two-time champions are making it a point to keep the mood in the dressing room light.

“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,” the Indian captain said.

“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.”

Team India suffered a major blow losing Shikhar Dhawan due to a thumb injury while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will miss the upcoming 2-3 matches after sustaining hamstring injury against Pakistan.

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