IND vs PAK In the lead-up to the Asia Cup 2023 cricket match between India and Pakistan
Star players Shadab Khan, Virat Kohli, and Shahid Afridi shared intriguing insights. The rivalry between India and Pakistan in cricket is one of the most captivating stories, and these players shed light on their perspectives regarding key aspects of the game, their preparations, mindset, and the challenges they face on the field.
Virat Kohli and Team India’s Strength Face a Tough Challenge from Pakistan’s Bowling Arsenal
Pakistan’s formidable bowling unit is leaving no stone unturned in preparing to counter Virat Kohli’s prowess. With meticulous planning and careful analysis, their aim is to understand Kohli’s strengths within the Indian lineup and adapt to the dynamic challenges he presents.
Shadab Khan, the Skillful Pakistani Bowler, Speaks About Kohli’s Abilities
In a special conversation with Star Sports, Pakistan’s skilled bowler Shadab Khan provided his perspective. He praised Virat Kohli’s abilities, saying, “He is undoubtedly a world-class player. To face him, you need a solid game plan. In international cricket, there are many mental games at play because you must possess the skill to reach that level. However, it also depends on how you read each other’s minds, both bowlers and batsmen, and this also depends on the situation.
Virat Kohli’s style of play, his performances against us, even in the last match of the World Cup, I don’t think any batsman in the world could have done that. Our bowling lineup, and the beauty of it is that it can perform at any level and at any time.”
Shahid Afridi’s Strategy for Asia Cup 2023
In a continuing conversation with Star Sports, Pakistan’s fast bowler Shahid Afridi outlined his tactical approach for the upcoming Asia Cup 2023. He revealed, “In my opinion, my game plan is simple; every opposition batsman knows my game plan.
The objective is, as always, to put pressure on the opposition by getting the opening batsmen out. When it comes to the middle order, they are not as familiar with facing the new ball as the openers. So, there’s a lot of pressure when facing a new ball in the middle order.”
Virat Kohli on Pakistan’s Strength and Preparation
Continuing his conversation with Star Sports, Indian cricket superstar Virat Kohli shared his insights on Pakistan’s strength and their preparation for the upcoming competition. He stated, “I think their strength lies in their bowling. And they have some very effective bowlers who can change the course of a game based on their skillset. So, you have to bring your A-game to face them.”
Virat Kohli on Self-Improvement and Continuous Growth
In a discussion about his relentless pursuit of excellence, Virat Kohli emphasized, “I only try to understand how I can better my game. Every day, every practice session, every year, every season. It’s helped me perform well for so long. It’s never about ‘chasing excellence,’ so to speak, because I don’t know what the definition of excellence is. There’s no limit, no defined achievement that if you reach a certain level, you’ve reached excellence.
I think I strive for improvement every day, so it’s a better word to use. And, yes, performance becomes a byproduct because your mindset is, ‘How can I win games for my team in this situation? Will this make me a better player or will it put my team in a better position if I perform this way?’ So, that’s always been my mindset.”