Virat Kohli’s immense expertise helps in coping with pressure state of affairs, says star batter Rishabh Pant, who’s hoping to rekindle his batting partnership with the previous skipper when India takes on Pakistan within the T20 World Cup on Sunday.
“He (Kohli) can actually teach you how to go through situations, which might help you in your cricket journey going forward, so it is nice batting with him as always,” Pant was quoted as saying by the T20 World Cup web site.
“It’s good to have someone with a lot of experience batting with you because he can take you through how to take the game on and how to maintain that run-a-ball pressure kind of thing.”
India had misplaced towards Pakistan within the T20 World Cup final yr after Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam efficiently chased down 151/7 with out loss for a complete 10-wicket triumph.
The 25-year-old Pant had added 53 runs with then skipper Kohli on approach to his quickfire 39.
“I fondly do not forget that I smacked Hasan Ali for 2 sixes in the identical over,. We had been simply attempting to get the run fee up as a result of we misplaced early wickets and we staged a partnership me and Virat.
“We were increasing the run rate and I smacked him for two sixes with one hand… my special shot.”
Taking concerning the expertise of taking part in arch-rivals Pakistan, Pant mentioned: “It’s at all times particular taking part in towards Pakistan as a result of there’s a particular hype round that match as at all times.
“There are a lot feelings concerned, not just for us, however the followers and everybody. It’s a distinct type of feeling, a distinct type of atmosphere once you go on to the sphere and once you tackle the sphere, you see folks cheering right here and there.
“It’s a different atmosphere and when we were singing our national anthem, I actually get goosebumps.
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