[caption id="attachment_617109" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-617109" alt="Virat Kohli wished his hockey counterparts the best ahead of the marquee clash Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Virat-Kohli3.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Virat Kohli wished his hockey counterparts the best ahead of the marquee clash Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>London:</strong> On Sunday while all eyes will be on the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ICC-Champions-Trophy" target="_blank">ICC Champions Trophy</a> final between <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/India" target="_blank">India</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Pakistan" target="_blank">Pakistan</a> at The Oval, a few kilometers away at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, the arch-rivals will be seen battling it out in a Group stage ongoing Hockey World League (HWL) Semi Final. Cricket captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Virat-Kohli" target="_blank">Virat Kohli</a>, who is leading the men-in-blue for the first time in a major International Cricket Council (ICC) tournament, wished his hockey counterparts the best ahead of the marquee clash. Addressing the pre-match press conference, Kohli said he had never tried his hand at hockey but is confident that the Indian team will come out with flying colours. <b><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/icc-champions-trophy-2017-200395/live-cricket-scores/india-vs-pakistan-final-match-181420-summary.html" target="_blank">FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Pakistan, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Final at The Oval</a></b> <p></p> <p></p>"I wish our hockey team all the best. I have never tried my hand in it but they are pretty good, so they will be fine," Kohli said. Applauding the hockey stars for their guts, the 28-year-old cricketer also revealed his fear of getting hit on the face in a hockey match. "I played with synthetic hockey balls in indoors but never tried [field] hockey. I feel its very scary. Getting hit on the face, I don't know how those guys do it from the penalty corner. It needs a lot of guts to do that," he said. <strong><a title="ICC CT 2017 Final: Kohli hints at unchanged playing XI vs PAK" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/icc-champions-trophy-2017-final-virat-kohli-hints-at-unchanged-playing-xi-vs-pakistan-617080">ICC CT 2017 Final: Kohli hints at unchanged playing XI vs PAK</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>The Indian cricket team will head into Sunday's final against Pakistan as the defending champions, having won the title in 2013.