Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

The ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023 has already seen two major upsets with Netherlands beating in-form South Africa and Afghanistan defeating defending champions England.

As per Team India's star batsman Virat Kohli, whenever the focus is on only the so called bigger teams, an upset is bound to happen.

“There are no big teams in the World Cup. Whenever you start focusing only on bigger teams, an upset happens,” said Kohli during an interview ahead of India’s match against Bangladesh on Thursday.

Speaking about the threat posed by Bangladesh and its skipper Shakib Al-Hasan, Kohli further said, “Over the years, I’ve played a lot against him (Shakib). He’s got amazing control. He’s a very experienced bowler. He bowls very well with the new ball, knows how to deceive the batsman, and is also very economical.”

Meanwhile, talking about Kohli, Shakib said, “Kohli is a special batsman, probably the best batsman in the modern era. I think I am lucky to get him out five times. Of course, it will give me great pleasure, taking his wicket in the all-important match.”