Each Indian participant is a Virat Kohli, says Afghanistan skipper


Virat Kohli might be lacking for Afghanistan’s Take a look at debut, however Asghar Stanikzai nonetheless expects a spectacle with out the India captain.

Information 13 Jun 2018, 17:11 IST


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India captain Virat Kohli

Afghanistan captain Asghar Stanikzai is disillusioned to not be dealing with Virat Kohli in his aspect’s Take a look at debut, however says all the India workforce is “particular” like their captain.

Ajinkya Rahane will skipper India in Kohli’s absence in Bangalore, as Stanikzai leads Afghanistan’s first enterprise into the Take a look at area on Thursday.

The absence of star batsman Kohli may threaten to place a dampener on an historic event, however Stanikzai insists that won’t be the case.

“Groups rely upon 11 gamers, not one,” he advised DNA India.

“If Virat Kohli was right here, it might have been extra enjoyable taking part in the Take a look at, with the sort of expertise he has and the style through which he performs Take a look at cricket.

“However for those who see the India workforce, all the gamers are Virat Kohli for us. For us, it is not that Virat Kohli is particular or there isn’t a one. Each Indian participant is a Virat Kohli.

“They’re all good gamers and have good expertise in Take a look at cricket.”

Regardless of this, Stanikzai additionally believes India – the world’s top-ranked aspect – can be taught from taking part in towards his aspect.

“India are primary in Take a look at cricket and, particularly after they play at dwelling, they’re wonderful and it is actually troublesome to beat them in India,” he stated.

“However our efforts towards India might be to play good cricket so that individuals benefit from the recreation. A win or loss is a unique matter; whoever performs nicely will win.

“We’ll attempt to play good cricket. We’ll get to be taught lots from India. On the similar time, India may also get to be taught one thing from us. We’ll attempt to play higher cricket than India in a optimistic method.”

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