The India team visited Indian High Commission in Wellington ahead of the 1st Test match against New Zealand which starts on February 21.
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Ahead of the Test Series against New Zealand, Team India visited the Indian High Commission in Wellington on Wednesday.
BCCI shared a short video from the team’s visit to the High Commission.
In the video, Virat Kohli can be seen giving a short speech where he is talking about the friendly relations between the two teams.
“We just heard a few words about mutual respect and admiration between the two countries, I couldn’t agree more, you talked about the number 2 spot but if we have to share our number 1 spot with any other team it would be New Zealand,” the Indian captain said amidst applause from the people in the event.
Virat Kohli said that they get a lot of Indians to meet in New Zealand and also talked about his relationship with his New Zealand counterpart Kane Williamson.
“In the last 4-5 years we have become a team who everyone wants to beat, New Zealand would be no different but the difference is that there won’t be any spite in it and that’s one reason why I can sit on the boundary line with Kane and talk about life in between a game,” Kohli said.
Recently, in the final T20I against the two teams both the captains were not playing the game but they were seen sitting and chatting outside the boundary rope.
“Kane and I have similar mindsets, similar philosophies. It is amazing that despite being from different parts of the world, we have similar thinking and we speak the same language, we talked about life and the game,” Kohli had revealed then.
Before the start of the tour India captain Virat Kohl was asked if his team would be looking to avenge their World Cup semi-final loss against New Zealand. Kohli had a heart-winning response to the question.
“Honestly, even if you think about revenge, these guys are so nice, you can’t get into that zone. We get along really well with these guys and it’s all about just being competitive on the field. They are probably one side that has set the right example for teams to play at the international level and how they should carry themselves. They are not nasty and you can tell by the way they play. We have a lot of respect for them and vice-versa. We were actually happy for them when they qualified for the finals because when you have lost you have to look at the larger picture,” Kohli had said.
India, the number 1 ranked team will be facing 4th ranked New Zealand in a 2-match Test series which goes underway on February 21.