Board to decide, no personal opinion on playing with Pakistan: Virat Kohli

LONDON (Agencies): Indian captain Virat Kohli has said that the decision about playing with Pakistan solely rests with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and he does not have any personal opinion in this regard.

Kohli, who has scored 10843 runs in 277 one-day internationals (ODIs) with 41 centuries to his credit, admitted that leading his side to a mega event like the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is an honour for him.

He said he doesn’t think that teams would be able to succeed in consistently achieving high scores in World Cup matches.

The Indian skipper says an event like this has its own pressure, which cannot be overlooked, hence a total of 270 runs would not be a bad score for any team.

Speaking about Pakistan-India tie, he said certainly everyone has been waiting for June 16 when the two bitter rivals face off each other at Old Trafford Ground in Manchester.

Kohli, however, said that for him, every World Cup match is equally important. He said he understands that England’s side would not be easy to compete with on their home turf.