January 23, 2011

Indian cricket

'Virat looks a perfect No. 3 in one-dayers'

George Binoy

It is no longer a question of whether Virat Kohli finds a place in the starting eleven at the World Cup. It is merely a question of where he will bat, writes Harsha Bhogle in the Indian Express.

Over the last twelve months, India have never played their first choice all-star batting line-up and as the next cab off the rank, Kohli has got a lot of games. He has not wasted any. He is willing to bat anywhere which is an indicator of how he sees change as an opportunity to prove things. Like Rohit Sharma, he too was asked to open the batting and bat at No. 3 and elsewhere. Each time a solid temperament, not always considered his strongest asset then, marched onto the ground and each time he looked a better player.

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