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first_imgIndian batsman Virat Kohli, who came good against Bangladesh scoring 100 not out, reminded one of his words he spoke a few days ago in New Delhi. On February 6, Kohli had said the biggest challenge India would face during the forthcoming Cricket World Cup will be to ensure that external pressure did not affect their game.”Playing World Cup in itself is a huge pressure. There will be people who would expect us to do well. The biggest challenge will therefore be not to get distracted by that and concentrate at the job on hand,” Kohli had said at a media interaction in New Delhi.On Saturday, Kohli played the knock that put him in the elite club of batsmen, who have scored a ton in their first WC match. Obviously, pressure was the last thing that seemed to be on his mind. Kohli and Sehwag (175) helped India post a mammoth 370 runs in the Mirpur WC opener on Saturday. Kohli got to his 100 off the penultimate ball of the innings securing his spot for the rest of the tournament, one would think.While Indian prays that he continues his good form in the World Cup, his family is also elated at his masterful knock in particular and India’s spectacular show against Bangadesh, against whom India are playing what they call a revenge game.Vikas Kohli, brother of Virat Kohli, told Headlines Today: “I’m feeling proud. It’s a dream come true for him and us. We don’t expect much. Our wishes are with him. He has his goals and he is working on that. Virat has strict instructions about not calling on the day of match. I spoke to him yesterday and wished him luck. We expected he should do well in the first match, and 100 was a bonus.”advertisementlast_img

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