India is on fire in this World Cup, with only one loss against England it has yet again proved how talented they are. As India has secured its position in the semi-finals, our Men in Blue will be seen battling New Zealand in the first semi-final of the season. India will be playing its 7th match and New Zealand will be playing its 8th in the World Cup 2019.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 8, 2019
It is coincident that Virat Kohli shares eerie similarities with the skipper of the New Zealand team. They faced each other in the U-19 World Cup semi-finals in 2008 (Malaysia). Before the match in the customary conference, skipper Virat Kohli said,
“A lot of players from that World Cup from our batch, from their batch, from other teams as well, made it to their national teams & are still playing. I think it is a really nice memory. Neither me nor him could have ever anticipated that one day this will happen.”
“When we meet tomorrow I’ll remind him. It’s nice to realise that 11 yrs after, we’re captaining our respective nations again in a senior World Cup”
On Tuesday, they will lead India and New Zealand in the #CWC19 semi-final at Old Trafford!
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 7, 2019
Virat Kohli in the U-19 World Cup had also taken the wicket of Williamson’s wicket in 2008, he added,”I got Kane’s wicket, really??? I don’t think this will happen again.”
Well, for all we care that you take the wicket and win the match too Virat!