After registering a stunning victory over Bangladesh in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semi-final, Kohli looked confident for the all-important finale against the arch-rival Pakistan. He admired the way Pakistani skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and his men played together as a unit, while answering to question in media talk.
Virat Kohli stated, “I ve been impressed with the belief Pakistan has shown on the field and the way they have played together as a team.”
He also commented on the comeback by the green shirts after the dreadful defeat against the Champions Trophy in the group-stage matches. “(I am) very impressed with Pakistan. Turnaround has been magnificent. If you reach a final you have to play some good cricket,” he added.
The Indian skipper praised Pakistan’s resilience. He credited the Sarfraz XI for outperforming against stronger sides. Journalists kept on asking him questions about the much-awaited Pakistan CT17 final. He responded saying they will play it as any other match.
On a question about Pakistan’s turnaround in CT17, he stated, “Credit to Pakistan as they ve turned around things really well & beaten sides that looked really strong against them.”