Home > News >

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.”

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 30, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 2, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 3, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Khulna

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 5, 2014 (14:05 IST)   at Adelaide

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 6, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Ahmedabad

More

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 15, 2014  at Ahmedabad

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 7, 2014  at Bengaluru

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 30, 2014  at Hyderabad

Match cancelled

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014  at Hamilton

No result

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 3 wkts

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test

Videos

Tendulkar provides teaser on upcoming book

Duleep Trophy 2014-15 final: Central Zone 214/4 at stumps; lead by 111 runs

Live Cricket Score: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 2 at Abu Dhabi: Pakistan reach 517/4 at tea

Yuvraj Singh — have we seen the last of the man who won India three World Cups?

Younis Khan continues piling up records for Pakistan

KL Rahul could be opening option for India’s tour to Australia

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 Central Zone Duleep Trophy Duleep Trophy 2014-15 India Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Zone South Zone vs Central Zone Sri Lanka Sri Lanka tour of India 2014

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Pakistan finish on top on Day 2 of 2nd Test vs Australia

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Australia lose Chris Rogers and end the day at 22 for 1

PCB honours Nobel Prize for Peace winner Malala Yousafzai

Pakistan 517/4 against Australia at tea on Day 2 of 2nd Test

Misbah-ul-Haq becomes fifth Test captain to score century after age of 40

Rohit Sharma looks to strengthen career after an inconsistent year

Younis Khan equals Javed Miandad’s record of most 150+ scores by Pakistan batsman

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Manish Pandey showing signs of fulfilling potential

Yuvraj Singh — have we seen the last of the man who won India three World Cups?

Younis Khan continues piling up records for Pakistan

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

678 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Younis Khan century during Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test at Dubai

PCB honours Nobel Prize for Peace winner Malala Yousafzai

Rohit Sharma looks to strengthen career after an inconsistent year

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Duleep Trophy 2014 Final, Day 3: South Zone on top despite Central Zone openers’ fightback

Ayurvedic treatment: 7 types of Ayurvedic massage you should know about

Beauty Tip #43 — Get fuller-looking lips with home-made sugar scrub

Telecom Secretary to meet Vodafone, Airtel executives on November 5 to discuss problems in sector

Bigg Boss 8: Has Praneet Bhatt ditched Gautam Gulati?

Kill Dil song Nakhriley: Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra and Ali Zafar do a qawwali in cowboy style!

Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray, BNP Paribas Masters 2014 Quarterfinal: Watch Free Live Streaming and Match Telecast

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here