After suffering an embarrassing defeat against Pakistan in their first clash, the Indian cricket team will be locking their horns against New Zealand in a crucial match. Both the teams will be entering the contest after suffering a loss against Pakistan. The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli motivated his squad before going into the high-voltage clash against New Zealand at the ongoing T20 World Cup on Sunday evening.
Ahead of the match, speaking at a press conference, Virat Kohli answered a series of questions. Among many, Virat also talked about Trent Boult’s threat that he will emulate Shaheen Afridi’s spell against Virat Kohli’s side.
For the unversed, during a press conference, Trent Boult had warned India that he will try to replicate Shaheen Afridi’s spell and try to do exactly what Shaheen did against India.
Speaking at the press conference, Virat Kohli acknowledged that New Zealand has some quality bowling line-up. However, he also said that team India is aware of what will come in their way. Giving a fitting reply to Boult’s challenge, Kohli said that he is open for the challenge, adding that the team needs to stay motivated to put pressure back on the Kiwi pacer. He said:
“We obviously will come up against some quality bowlers in this competition and the intensity which this tournament operates at is very different. So we know that we have played against these individuals, it is not something out of the ordinary that is going to come our way. It all depends on how we take the field mentally and how we counter it if Trent says he wants to replicate what Shaheen did against us then he is motivated to do so and we need to be motivated to put pressure on him and counter that,”
“That is how the game goes, we understand what we need to do. Not thinking about other scenarios is the key to batting in pressure situations,”