Sydney, March 25: India's vice-captain Virat Kohli is aiming to create history at ICC World Cup 2015. He and his team are aiming to do which has never been done in Indian cricket. They are two steps away from it.
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With 7 wins in a row, India will now face co-hosts Australia in ICC World Cup 2015 semi-final tomorrow (March 26) in Sydney. It is a chance for MS Dhoni and his men to create history by making two successive World Cup finals, which has never happened for the country.
Now, as the team gears up for the big battle at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Kohli is relishing the opportunity to "do something that has never been done in Indian cricket".
Talking to BCCI's official website, Kohli whether India would be in March 29 final at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and how it would be playing two finals at Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai) in 2011 and now, he said, "Absolutely. You couldn't ask for two better places to play cricket. Wankhede was as loud as any cricket stadium I have ever experienced so far in my life and MCG against South Africa was unbelievable."
The right-hander said if India reached the final, MCG would be fully packed with 90,000 spectators. "I heard it was better than the grand final of the AFL; that was something very pleasing to hear. Once we reach the final, I can assure you there won't be a seat empty in the stadium for sure," he said.
'Great opportunity for us'
On the chance of creating history, he said, "This World Cup is a great opportunity for us to do something that has never been done in Indian cricket, which is to win it back to back. Especially in conditions away from home, not many people gave us a chance to even qualify.
"But we have won seven games in a row. People are looking at us as favorites now. The experience has been wonderful so far and if we end up winning it on that day, it will be a memory to cherish all my life."
India have won two World Cup titles, in 1983 and 2011. The first trophy was won in England and the next at home in Mumbai.