ICC World Cup 2019: India Won't Take Afghanistan Lightly - Virat Kohli

ICC World Cup 2019: India Won’t Take Afghanistan Lightly – Virat Kohli

Virat KohlIndia (Credits: Twitteri
India (Credits: Twitter)

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has assured the team won’t make the mistake of taking Afghanistan lightly. In fact, getting complacent is the last mistake any team can make and Kohli has said that his team is not going to take any team lightly in a tournament like the World Cup. India has got off to a great start in the World Cup as they have won three out of their four matches.

On the other hand, Afghanistan has had a horrible tournament thus far as the Afghan team has lost five matches on the trot. Afghanistan next challenge is against the potent Indian side and Kohli has issued a warning to the opposition.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Credits: Getty)

India has been dominant thus far.

Kohli said that it is crucial to gain the impetus in the World Cup and leave no stone unturned in their effort. The Indian captain said that they want to win every match they play and they are yet to be defeated in the tourney.

“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.

Virat Kohli believes it is crucial to have fun as a team. Thus, every player tries to maintain a good mood in the dressing room. 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.

ICC World Cup 2019: India Won't Take Afghanistan Lightly - Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. Credits: AFP

“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.”

India will play their fifth match of the World Cup against Afghanistan at Rose Bowl, Southampton at 22nd June.

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