Londres: India skipper Virat Kohli admitted Saturday that he is steering clear of social media ahead of Sunday’s high-profile Champions Trophy final against bitter rivals Pakistan. Kohli, one of the superstars of world cricket, commands almost 16 million followers on Twitter and 14 million on Instagram. However, he is aware of the potential pitfalls of social media when India tackle Pakistan in cricket. “The biggest thing is to stay off social media,” Kohli said at the Oval on the eve of the big game. “If you’re too distracted listening to too many suggestions or players or criticism, then you can’t focus on what you need to think as a sportsman first to be able to lead the team and then help the others in the team as well. The more relaxed you stay in these situations it’s a good thing, because it helps you take better decisions when you are composed and calm mentally.” FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Pakistan, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 – Final at The Oval
On the eve of the ICC Champions Trophy final against arch-rivals Pakistan at The Oval on Sunday, India skipper Virat Kohli hinted at playing the same combination in their quest for defending the title. Despite all-rounder Hardik Pandya getting belted by the Bangladesh duo of Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim in the second semi-final in Birmingham, Kohli backed the youngster’s inclusion, terming him as a “complete package”, reports IANS. Kohli wishes IND hockey team ahead of HWL clash vs PAK
“Not looking to change too many things because I would anyday back a guy like Hardik, who provides you so much balance in conditions like England. He can be effective as a bowler and his batting is priceless,” the 28-year-old told reporters.
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