XtraTime Web Desk: In the absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli, Indian cricket team’s star opener Rohit Sharma will lead the side in the in the Asia Cup which is set to begin from Saturday. In the press-conference of all the captains, Rohit opened up about the India vs Pakistan rivalry. As per Rohit its always a matter of excitement when the two arch-rivals lock horns against each other. He further stated that Pakistan is a good side and they have been playing good cricket for quite some time.
“It is always exciting to play Pakistan. They are a great nation. They have been playing good cricket, off late. We are looking forward to that clash but again there are other teams here as well who are eying for the title,” said Rohit at the press-conference.
Asked what makes the defending champions the favourites to win the tournament, Rohit said that every team will have to up their game as it is not going to be easy for anyone as all the teams will try to put their best foot forward.
“Every team will be eyeing the title and every team has its own strengths. It is going to be a competitive tournament,” Rohit said.
“First time I am captaining a full tour and I am very excited,” he added.
Rohit is not happy with the current climate conditions in the United Arab Emiratesv, where the tournament will begin from tomorrow.
“Climate is not so pleasant for sure. Exactly the reason we wanted to come a little earlier and get accustomed to the conditions.” he said.