There’s a lot of hype around India-Pakistan match but it’s just a game for us – Virat Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli is not concerned as far as the India-Pakistan match is concerned. He is taking it as another match in the upcoming T20 World Cup. Virat Kohli-led team will start its campaign against Pakistan on October 24. Owing to political issues, the two-arch rivals play only in ICC events and Asia Cup.

Virat Kohli also revealed how he has been saying no to his friends who have been asking him for the tickets for the much-awaited match.

“I can talk from personal experience. I have honestly never felt so. I have always approached this game as just another game of cricket. I know there’s a lot of hype created around this game, more so with ticket sales and the demands of tickets and right now, the value of those tickets are ridiculously high. That’s all I know,” Kohli said.

“My friends asking me whether there are tickets left, right and centre, and me saying no. It’s probably the only change that I experience from any other game. Apart from that, we make anything extra out of this game.

“For us, it’s a game of cricket that has to be played in the right way, in the way we know we can. Yes, the environment is different on the outside from the fan’s perspective, it’s definitely louder, definitely more excitement in the air. But apart from that, from the players’ point of view, we stay as professional as we can and always approach this game in the most normal way possible,” he added.