WC 2019, Ind vs Pak | We Never approach Pakistan Game With ‘Too Much Emotion’: Virat Kohli
Manchester | Jagran Sports Desk: With the help of a fiery ton from Rohit Sharma and a superb effort from the bowlers, India defeated Pakistan by 89 runs in a much-hyped match at Old Trafford on Sunday.
With this win, India has continued their unbeatable run over Pakistan in World Cups.
Indian Skipper Virat Kohli looked satisfied after his teams' performance and said that the team never approaches a game with Pakistan with ‘too much emotions’.
"I think they outplayed us in the Champions Trophy final, but apart from that, we have played good cricket against them. If you focus on this game with too much emotion, things can go haywire," Kohli said at the post-match presentation.
"We never approach these games from the fans' atmosphere, but as cricketers, we need to be professional and understand what needs to be done on the field," he added.
Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed on Sunday won the toss and asked India to bat first. Rohit scored a brilliant hundred which helped India reach a total of 336 runs.
In reply, Pakistan could manage only 212 runs after the match got reduced to 40 overs.
"Rohit's knock was outstanding again. KL helped Rohit, who showed why he's such a good ODI player again today. It was a team effort to get to 336," said Kohli while praising Rohit Sharma.
Kohli was also in awe of Kuldeep Yadav and said that he was just ‘brilliant’.
"Kuldeep Yadav was brilliant. Babar and Fakhar were trying to play him out, but I wanted him to have a longer spell. The ball to dismiss Babar was an outstanding delivery. I think today was the best he bowled at this World Cup," Kohli said.
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