The Indian skipper Virat Kohli was very critical about the fact that no team has bad guys in their term and was assured that no team should be taken in that way. Virat Kohli will have the onus of the whole of the country to win his maiden ICC title as a captain and he always cherishes being in the big stages.
New Zealand on the other hand has been in an excellent run of form in tests and has won the recent test series against England 1-0. They have defeated India in the last meeting between the two teams and the conditions will definitely suit them a lot better. But the Indian team is a champion side and the bowlers have been a revelation in the last two years for the country.
Virat Kohli Stresses On Importance Of Game Seriousness
Kohli highlighted the fact that the term “bad guys” is very inappropriate in cricket and he stated the importance of playing the game on a serious note. He added that the respect stays the same for each and every player outside the field and mentioned getting into the business rather than thinking about being the nice guys. He also stated about the environment playing a big part in the way the players play the game.
“I really don’t understand this term that was just used – I don’t think any other team has ‘bad guys in their team. We get along very well off the field but when you step across the line, it’s business at the end of the day and you need to deal with it accordingly.
“It’s pretty serious stuff out there, it’s not something that is fun and games and played in a very low voltage environment.”
India’s Struggles Against New Zealand In ICC Tournaments
India has generally struggled against the Kiwi side in ICC tournaments and has never been able to defeat them since 2003 and they have lost to the New Zealand side in the recent ICC World Cup 2019 in the semi-finals. India’s only loss in the 2007 T20 Worldcup came against New Zealand and such has been their campaign so far.
This will be a big opportunity for India to rewrite history and become the maiden champions of the ICC World Test Championship.