World Cup | WATCH: Virat Kohli's View On The Importance Of The Toss In The India-New Zealand Semifinal

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Indian Team skipper Virat Kohli on Monday addressed a press briefing ahead of the all-important semifinal clash against New Zealand. Speaking at the press conference, Kohli was asked about the importance of the toss in the Semi-final clash against New Zealand on Tuesday.

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Updated On:

Indian Team skipper Virat Kohli on Monday addressed a press briefing ahead of the all-important semifinal clash against New Zealand. Speaking at the press conference, Kohli was asked about the importance of the toss in the Semi-final clash against New Zealand on Tuesday. Responding to the question on the difficulty faced by several sides over batting second, Kohli said it is all about handling the pressure. 

"It comes to the point of handling pressure. You make two bad decisions while you are batting and then you are too far away from pulling it back. I assume that is going to be the case. I have been in so many chases, I understand that the pressure can be really high if you don't go with the pace of the game and then understanding the magnitude of a tournament like this, you probably gonna end up making a couple of mistakes and the opposition is not gonna let you off after that," the Indian Skipper said.

Adding that the 'Men In Blue' are not worried about the toss, saying that it is 'uncontrollable', Kohli added that the team is prepared for both the ways. With confidence, Virat Kohli also said that the game is connected to pressure and not the pitch. 

"We are not worried about the toss. It is uncontrollable. You can't really predict what is going to happen at the toss, we are prepared both ways and I am quite open to doing that and if it is a factor, it is a factor. We can't say if we lose the toss, we don't any hope, we should believe enough in ourselves as a side to overcome any kind of situation. I think all teams are prepared in that manner. I think it is connected to pressure and not the pitch," he added. 

It's going to be India versus New Zealand in the first semifinal of the ICC World Cup on Tuesday, with hosts England taking on five-time defending champions Australia in the other on Thursday.

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