India to play their very first in the World Cup 2019 against South Africa on Wednesday.
Virat Kohli and Kagiso Rabada have put themselves in a verbal clash just before their first match in the World Cup 2019.South Africa’s Player Kagiso Rabada had recently called the Indian skipper “immature” following having a word with Virat in IPL 2019. “I was just thinking about the game plan, really, but Virat, he hit me for a boundary and then he had a word. And then when you give it back to him, he gets angry. I don't get the guy.” Rabada said to the thecricketmonthly.com. He further added, "Maybe he does it because it gets him going, but that comes across as very immature for me.He is a phenomenal player but he can't take the abuse."
Virat Kohli was unaware of Rabada’s statement towards him, when asked in the pre-match press conference about the same he took back to Rabada and said that he would be discussing the matter man to man.
The Indian skipper said, “Well I have played against Kagiso Rabada many times, will like to discuss man-to-man.”
Meantime, Dale Steyn was excluded out of the World Cup 2019 because of shoulder damage while Lungi Ngidi will miss the India conflict because of hamstring injury.
Kohli trusts whether Ngidi and Steyn includes for South Africa or not, Rabada is continuously going to be a world class bowler and a risk to any side he plays against.
The Kohli led Indian team will play their very first match in the World Cup 2019, whereas the South Indian team is going to play their third match after losing to the host teams England and Bangladesh.
Kedar Jadhav is back to them after his shoulder injury and is fully fit now.
Speaking about the World Cup, Kohli said, "We are just happy to start playing. There is a bit of an advantage in understanding how the games have gone . There is a lot to learn about to composure which we have seen. Teams with composure and making better decisions have had success and it's important for a tournament like a World Cup".
However, Virat was feeling bad for his RCB mate Dale Steyn who failed to get recovered after his shoulder injury and is ruled out of the World Cup 2019.
Further Virat said, Our team has learned lessons from the Champions Trophy 2017, when we lost to Pakistan in finale. “The lessons from the Champions Trophy -- is to play the cricket we know how to play. In the final, the better side won. We have plugged the gaps. We brought in wrist spinners to take wickets in the middle overs. We are a stronger side than Champions Trophy side.”
The Indian Skipper also said he has confidence in the team and are having a good chance to win the title.