India will take on their arch-rivals Pakistan in their opening game of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 on June 4th.
Certainly, the players are all pumped up for the thrilling encounter and the war of words has begun.
Pakistani speedster Junaid Khan has initiated a very subtle dig at Virat Kohli and has expressed confidence in his ability to restrict the Indian captain in the upcoming ICC tournament citing his previous record against the batsman.
Speaking to The Express Tribune, Junaid said, “I have dismissed him in three out of the four matches we have faced each other. He is a brilliant batsman but he has failed against me.”
“When I face him, I will consider him the same Kohli. I may be wrong but I think he will also think of me as the same Junaid that has taken his wicket before, which might make him go on the defensive a bit more and therefore lose his wicket,” said Khan.
He further added that he has bowled to Kohli in front of the Indian crowd before and hence bowling in England will not be a big challenge. He is keen on viewing Kohli as the same batsman and is hopeful to be getting ahead with the psychological advantage over him.