“He (Kohli) can actually teach you how to go through situations, which can help you in your cricket journey ahead, so it’s fun to bat with him as always,” Pant said, according to the T20 World Cup website.
“It’s good to have somebody with a lot of experience batting with you because he can take you through how to approach the game and how to maintain that run-a-ball pressure kind of thing.”
India lost to Pakistan in the T20 World Cup last year after Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam successfully chased down 151/7 without loss for a comprehensive 10-wicket triumph.
The 25-year-old Pant added 53 runs with then-captain Kohli en route to his quick-fire 39.
“I fondly remember hitting Hasan Ali for two sixes in the same over. We were just trying to get the run-rate up because we were losing early wickets and we got into a partnership – me and Virat.
“We increased the run rate and I hit him for two sixes with one hand…my special shot.”
Commenting on the experience of playing arch-rivals Pakistan, Pant said, “It’s always special to play against Pakistan because as always there is a special hype around that game.
“There are so many emotions involved, not only for us but the fans and everyone. It’s a different kind of feeling, a different kind of atmosphere when you go on the pitch and when you step onto the pitch you see people cheering here and there.
“It’s a different atmosphere and when we sang our national anthem, I actually got goosebumps.”