There has been quite a hype around India facing Pakistan in their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 opener next month but for Virat Kohli it's just another game and the team will prepare for it the same way as it does for any other.
Addressing a press conference ahead of the Champions Trophy, Kohli said, "With all due respect, whatever else is going around, as a cricketer, we can't even think of our batting partner when in the middle. So, forget thinking about things which aren't in our control. For us cricketers, it's about playing the game that we love and it never changes. India-Pakistan game is always exciting for the fans. Yes, the atmosphere is different but as cricketers, it's just a game of cricket for us. The hype created around is not in our control. We prepare the same way for every other game. The atmosphere in the stadium is different but in our heads, nothing really changes whether you are playing Australia, England or South Africa."
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