Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma is playing down the big fuss about the upcoming Asia Cup match against Pakistan. He says their main goal is to use this tournament as practice for the World Cup later this year.
The rivalry between India and Pakistan is intense, and they might play each other three times in this tournament, possibly in the final on September 17. Rohit wants the team to focus on each game and make smart decisions on the field.
India joining this six-team Asia Cup is essential because they want to win their first big title in more than ten years at the upcoming World Cup. Rohit wants the team to learn and get ready for the World Cup during this tournament.
The match will probably show India’s strong batting against Pakistan’s fast bowlers, especially Shaheen Afridi. Rohit knows Pakistan has been doing well lately and says they are prepared and have plans for the match.
Virat Kohli, another key player, also talks about how important it is to face Pakistan. He calls it an “exciting challenge” and recognizes that Pakistan has talented players. He says India needs to be at their best when playing against Pakistan and understands the thrill and difficulty of playing them in cricket.