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Pakistan game will bring the best out of us, says Kohli

NOTTINGHAM: Faced with an "intimidating atmosphere", Indian captain Virat Kohli on Thursday promised the marquee World Cup conflict with Pakistan will convey the best out of his avid gamers.

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Kohli used to be talking after the game between India and New Zealand used to be deserted and not using a ball being bowled.

"It's been competitive for years, it's a marquee event all over the world, honour to be a part of the big game. Brings out the best in all of us," Kohli mentioned of the June 16 face-off at Old Trafford.

"For Sunday, we know we're there when it comes to the mindset. Just about going out there and having a game plan, executing it," he mentioned after the washout against New Zealand.

Like in earlier editions of the showpiece, the upcoming India-Pakistan fit has additionally generated a large number of buzz, with fanatics of each teams eagerly expecting the beginning of the game.

"As soon as you enter the field, it's calm and relaxed. The atmosphere from the outside, for the first time, it's a bit intimidating, but we'll look to execute well."

Talking about Shikhar Dhawan, who has suffered a thumb harm, Kohli mentioned, "Shikhar will be in a plaster for a couple of weeks, we'll assess and see. Hopefully, he'll be available for the later half and the semi-finals. He's motivated, we wanted to keep him back."

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