Manchester | Jagran Sports Desk: The Indian team is all scheduled to play arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday in Manchester and skipper Kohli has declared that his side is “ready to take the game on.”

Kohli also said that the ‘excitement and frenzy’ around the game can intimidate those who have never been part of such games but for the senior guys who have been part of such games before, “it's about executing our skills and we are all professionals."  

"As soon as you enter the field, it's all calm. All the excitement and frenzy around the game could intimidate guys who are playing for the first time," said Kohli at India vs New Zealand post-match interview.

"For us, it's about executing our skills and we're all professionals. It's been competitive for a while now, it's been a marquee event and it's an honor to be a part of such an event," said Kohli.

India will face Pakistan on Sunday in Manchester and they would look to continue their unbeaten record against the arch-rivals at the World Cup.

However, in-form opener Shikhar Dhawan won’t be a part of that game as he got injured while facing Australian pacer Pat Cummins on June 9. An assessment of his injury will be done next week.

Young Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant was called in as his cover.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma