Virat Kohli (C) has sent a timely reminder to Pakistan (Credits: Getty)

Unlike the Pakistani players, Virat Kohli never gets carried away when talking about the marquee clash between India and Pakistan. More often than not, the India skipper tries to play down the huge hype always surrounding the clash between the two arch-rivals. But ahead of the upcoming game on Sunday, Kohli, probably for the first time, has warned Pakistan.

The batting superstar has promised the marquee World Cup clash with Pakistan will bring the best out of his players. Kohli was speaking after India’ game against New Zealand was abandoned without a ball being bowled. Before Kohli, Pakistan pace spearhead Mohammad Amir had already sent out a warning to India. The left-arm pacer had said that if Pakistan can be mentally strong, they have all the ingredients to beat India.

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Virat Kohli-led India will take on Pakistan on June 16 (Credits: Getty)

But it looks like Pakistan face a herculean task in beating India as Kohli himself has sent out a warning to them. The dashing batsman has said that the players play their best cricket while playing in the marquee clash.

“It’s been competitive for years, it’s a marquee event all over the world, honour to be a part of the big game. Brings out the best in all of us,” Virat Kohli said.

“For Sunday, we know we’re there when it comes to the mindset. Just about going out there and having a game plan, executing it,” he added.

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Virat Kohli. (Credits: Twitter)

Kohli is no stranger to playing against Pakistan. But he too feels that the upcoming game ‘is a bit intimidating’. A lot of emotions will be there when both the teams meet on Sunday. The Indian fans are yet to get over the gruesome Pulwama attack that had taken the lives of more than 40 CRPF personnels earlier this year. There were calls to boycott Pakistan in the World Cup but ICC did not let BCCI do it.

“As soon as you enter the field, it’s calm and relaxed. The atmosphere from the outside, for the first time, it’s a bit intimidating, but we’ll look to execute well,” Virat Kohli said.

India, meanwhile, have never lost to Pakistan in a World Cup game. Both the teams have played six games against each other and India have come out on top on every occasion.