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India U-19 skipper Vijay Zol: It’s always hard to play against Pakistan, every ball is like a war

Vijay Zol (right) and Sanju Samson scored centuries in the final to help India U-19 clinch the U-19 Asia Cup  Photo Courtesy: Gaurav Saxena's Twitter id.
Vijay Zol (right) and Sanju Samson scored centuries in the final to help India U-19 clinch the U-19 Asia Cup Photo Courtesy: Gaurav Saxena’s Twitter id.

Jan 6, 2014

India U-19 skipper Vijay Zol on Monday spoke about the pressure while playing against a team like Pakistan. The Indian skipper said that every ball during the Asia Cup final was like a war. Zol along with Sanju Samson scored centuries to lead India to a 40-run win over Pakistan U-19.

“An India-Pakistan game is intense. Every ball was like a war. At first it was uneasy, with all the spectators and the noise. But I think everyone settled down as the game progressed,” Zol was quoted as saying by The Indian Express.

“It is always a hard to play against Pakistan. We knew that and we began well. There were a few uneasy moments but when I went in to bat, I had a clear plan. I decided to just rotate the strike. I knew that if I batted for a while, things would get easier,” he added.

The Indian skipper has had a fair experience of playing against the arch-rivals which helped his team to plan against the opposition. “At the break we just spoke about how our batters had performed and now it was the bowlers’ turn to shine. Our bowlers have performed through the tournament and the plan was to bowl smart. Almost everyone in this side has experience of playing international games,” said Zol.

Recalling his memories of watching the senior teams clashing at Sharjah, Zol said, “Everyone has watched videos of India-Pakistan in Sharjah. Everyone knew that we had to bring out something special, do something extraordinary and I am glad we did that.”

After the 50-over format, Zol will have to shift his mindset for the longest format of the game as his team Maharahtra will take on Mumbai in the quarter-final of the Ranji Trophy on January 8. Zol however, is not certain about his fitness. ”I am still not sure whether I will be playing because I have a groin problem. But the quarter-final is a huge match for the team and I want to be a part of it.”

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