September 6, 2012

Indian cricket

Kohli symbolises a change

Abhishek Mukherjee

The values of humility and respect towards the opposition and the game have always been of high regard in India. But Pradeep, in his blog, writes that an alien brashness, which hasn't been liked or understood by the Indian society, is seen in Virat Kohli, and his success has given Indians food for thought.

[Virat Kohli] is a true badass. You can pick a fight with him if you want. He is first going to abuse you, then he’ll bend his left knee, elbows raised, and caress you to the cover boundary. At the end of the day, he will apologize for dragging your family into this. Then he’ll do it again. If you do it again. Virat Kohli is also the single biggest reason to not give up on Sreesanth and the likes. Sreesanth is not going to be a better bowler if he is less obnoxious. Off field issues and Adonis complexes need to be addressed of course, but on the field, one must realize that the “santh” part of his name is purely for ironic relief.

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