Virat Kohli wishes Indian hockey team ahead of crunch game vs Pakistan

first_imgIt’s not just cricket where India play Pakistan in a high-octane clash but the arch-rivals are also gearing up to face-off each other in another battle ground, at the FIH Hockey World League Semi-Finals on Sunday in London.India cricket captain Virat Kohli has wished the Indian team good luck ahead of the high-profile game.”I have played with the synthetic hockey balls indoors but have never tried hockey. It’s very scary I feel. Getting hit on the face from the penalty corner…I don’t know how these guys do it. You need a lot of guts to do that. I wish our team all the best, I have never tried my hand in it but they are pretty good so I am sure they’ll be fine,” Kohli said on the eve of the ICC Champions Trophy final against Pakistan.In the ongoing hockey tournament, India have recorded victory in their lone match so far while Pakistan have lost both their encounters.Hello @TheHockeyIndia, here’s our captain @imVkohli sending positive vibes ahead of the match against Pakistan. #INDvPAK #CT17 BCCI (@BCCI) June 17, 2017Coming back to cricket, India and Pakistan have only met in one ICC final – the 2007 World Twenty20 showpiece, which was won by India. Pakistan have never won the Champions Trophy while India are a two-time winners.India have been dominant against Pakistan in ICC events, with the overall record being 13-2 in their favour.Cricket’s biggest rivalry has become a bit of a dud. India have won all of their match-ups in global tournaments for the last five years, including two weeks ago on the Trophy’s opening weekend. India won by 124 runs, their seventh win out of 10 one-day internationals since 2010.advertisementThe final is India’s fourth in the last eight global tournaments. The Indians are the defending champions; powerful, purring and perpetual.India’s top three batsmen believe they can chase down anything: Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma lead the tournament scoring list and Kohli is fifth.The India skipper is in top form scoring 253 runs and has been dismissed only once in four innings.last_img