World Cup 2018: Virat Kohli has a special message for Harry Kane’s England

first_imgVirat Kohli wished England captain Harry Kane good luck ahead of England’s 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign opener against Tunisia on Monday in Volgograd at the Volgograd Arena.Kohli, who is an avid football follower, wrote “Wishing you a successful World Cup campaign @HKane #WorldCupRussia2018 #HarryCan” — on his Twitter account.England are in Group H along with Belgium, Tunisia and World Cup first-timers Panama and are the favourites along with Belgium to progress into the next round.Wishing you a successful World Cup campaign @HKane! #WorldCupRussia2018 #HarryCanVirat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 18, 2018Gareth Southgate and his young team has had an unbeaten run throughout the qualifying rounds and has played some good football leading up to the World Cup.World Cup 2018: England look for fresh beginning vs TunisiaHowever, for a change, there’s little hype surrounding England at the World Cup. The Three Lions were knocked out of the group stages in 2014 along with Italy.But there’s a building sense of optimism that this young England team could produce some impressive performances in Russia in their opening Group G encounter.They have won plaudits for its positive approach in the warm-up games and there’s widespread respect for coach Southgate. That was evident in the low-key way he went about picking his squad. Southgate has made it a priority of winning back the hearts and minds of the country during his time in the job.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEEnglishmen have pinned their hopes on captain Kane and Raheem Sterling to continue their good from and take England to a respectable position in Russia. Kane has scored 30 goals in the Premier League last season while Sterling netted 18 times for champions Manchester City. Not only that, the former Liverpool forward produced 11 assists as well for the Citizens in their record-breaking season.advertisementAnd, Kohli, feels much like those back in England. The Indian captain, who recently passed the Yo-Yo Test will surely follow the World Cup closely before flying off to Ireland for the T20I series, which will be followed by three ODIs and T20Is each against England. The limited-overs series will be followed by five Tests at Edgbaston, Lord’s, Trent Brdige, The Rose Bowl and The Oval.The Indian captain recovered from an injury that forced him to miss his county stint with Surrey and will be fresh before taking on Ireland and England later this month and the whole of July and August.(With inputs from AP)last_img

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