- Those interested in the Indian cricket team and its emergence as a strong entity in the cricketing firmament know how some of the marquee cricketers have contributed magnificently through their exploits on the field to make what we are at present. Especially, some of the batters representing Team India over the decades have left such an indelible imprint on the sport that it is simply unimaginable what would have happened if such luminaries were deprived of representing the country. As they say, every generation produces an exemplary cricketer and Team India is blessed to have cricketers of the caliber of Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman, Virat Kohli, just to name a few.
- Mind you, numerous cricketers have made Team India proud with their unparalleled exploits over the years to position Indian cricket as one of the best in the world. Remember, I am deliberately naming batsmen par excellence as several equally acclaimed bowlers have contributed immensely to the overall development of the game and standing. Let’s look at the man of the moment, the talismanic Virat Kohli who has simply set the cricketing field on fire courtesy of mindboggling batting records. Cricket fans closely following their career graph Kohli would have realized right at the beginning that he was a special talent destined to chart an indelible mark for himself internationally. He has proved those predictions right.
- Kohli’s jaw-dropping statistics in the 50-over one-day internationals defy logic and showcase how consistently he has performed in scaling one record after another with panache. Kohli has proved his mastery not only in chasing targets with great aplomb but also in scoring them quite regularly in the Team’s winning cause as well. The way he approaches every inning while chasing is stuff made of legendary proportions and the mind-numbing records corroborate the same. The ease with which he builds the innings by running those, twos, and threes so hard that it’s bound to leave everyone envious of his superior skills, fitness, hunger, and determination to keep scaling newer heights despite achieving so much over the years. A truly blessed batter, indeed.
- Kohli has been in the form of his life in the ongoing 50-over cricket World Cup having notched up two centuries already. The latest century took him at par with the God of cricket himself, the legendary Sachin Tendulkar at 49 hundreds in the ODIs. Hopefully, cricket fans will eagerly look forward for Kohli to surpass his idol in the next few matches. Why not? Going by the form and the determination with which he is taking the field amply demonstrates the urge to leave behind a special imprint in the ongoing World Cup itself. Hopefully, Team India will also benefit from Kohli’s tremendous form if it goes the distance to lift the coveted Cup yet again. Meanwhile, let’s congratulate Virat Kohli for carrying forward the great Indian batting legacy to newer heights.