Champions Trophy 2017: I Will Never Play For Redemption, Says Indian Skipper Virat Kohli

Virat and company  will be looking to retain the ICC Champions Trophy without losing any games and the only thing that matters to captain Virat Kohli is to win games for India. "I will never play for redemption. My only motivation is to keeping winning games for my country," The Indian captain  said at the press conference before the team's departure for the championship. Kohli believes that the standard of competition in the Champions Trophy is higher than World Cup.

 

"We want to win it without losing a game," The RCB skipper said. "We have to be at top of our game from Ball 1."

 

The Men In Blue  begin their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan at Edgbaston on June 4.

 

"India, Pakistan game is always exciting but for us it is a game of cricket," He said. "The hype around India-Pakistan game not always in our control," The flamboyant batsman added.

 

The Right-handed batsman said that the presence of players like Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh in the team only added to it.

 

"If given freedom, Dhoni and Yuvraj know how to bring their experience into play," Kohli added.

 

The tournament begins on June 1.

 

India have two practice games to play ahead of the tournament proper, versus New Zealand and Bangladesh.

 

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