Kohli's absence could impact India, says Sarfraz Ahmed

Source: ANI | Published on 19th September 2018, 9:57 AM | Sports News | Don't Miss |

Karachi: Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has said that the absence of Virat Kohlifrom the Indian side could make a huge difference in their Asia Cupmatch which is slated to be held on September 19.

The 31-year-old, however, added that India is a good team and they must have done their homework ahead of the tournament.

"Apart from Kohli, the Indian team has other good players too," Sarfraz said. [But], Kohli is a big player, and [his absence] could make a difference for India. The Indian team must have done their homework.

Good teams always take the field prepared," the Express Tribune quoted Ahmed, as saying.

Reflecting on their sensational batsman Fakhar Zaman, who had played a crucial role in Pakistan's victory against India in 2017 Champion Trophy final, Ahmed said that his performance is improving with every passing day.

"Fakhar Zaman is improving his performances each and every day," he said.

Kohli has been rested for the ongoing Asia Cup and in his absence, Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma is leading the side.

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