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ICC World T20: Virat Kohli looks at stepping into the cricket field as an opportunity, not pressure situation

Kohli acknowledged the fact that the Indian side cannot take the game for granted as it is a virtual quarter-final.

ICC World T20: Virat Kohli looks at stepping into the cricket field as an opportunity, not pressure situation

New Delhi: India's shorter version cricket team vice-captain said that for him stepping into the cricket field is an opportunity and not a pressure situation.

"For me, stepping into the cricket field as an opportunity, not a pressure situation," said Kohli ahead of India's match against Australia. 

India play Australia on Sunday in a Super 10, Group 2 encounter is being played in Mohali, which is a knockout clash.

Tied on four points each, India and Australia know that the winner in this game will take home all and qualify for the semis. 

Kohli acknowledged the fact that the Indian side cannot take the game for granted as it is a virtual quarter-final.

"We can not take anything for granted, It’s a virtual quarter-final for us & we all know that," he said.

Australia have won two back to back games and are in some rich form and Kohli feels the Aussies play with a lot of passion and that he too believes in playing in the same way.

"Australia is a very strong side, they play with a lot of passion. I believe in playing the same way, I like that challenge," Kohli said.

Virat Kohli also praised skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni by saying his biggest quality is that he is very calm and composed. 

Dhoni showed nerves of calmness and composure in getting a run-out in the side's last ball thrilling win against Bangladesh in the previous encounter at the ICC World Twenty20.

"He is very calm and composed, this is his biggest quality," said Kohli on Dhoni.

An Australian victory would knock India out of the tournament and India will be hoping to ensure they spoil the Australian outing.

(With Agnecy inputs)

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