New Rescue: Virat Kohli, the Sankatmochan Man

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  • Thursday, December 1, 2011

  • There is a famous proverb in Hindi “Poot ke paav paalne mein hi dikh jate hain” which means talented people show’s their talent from childhood. This proverb fits fully on Virat Kohli.

    Chirag Joshi

    Kohli, is a typical modern day cricketer, who is aggressive but plays with a sense of maturity.
    He is the new Rescue, the Sankatmochan Man for India. In present scenario he is the deserving player to take the famous number 3 place in test for India, which is currently held by Rahul Dravid, “The WALL”.

    Virat kohli was born on November 5, 1988, and had love for Cricket from his childhood. He was the captain of the victorious Team India in 2008 Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia. He batted at number 4 in that tournament and scored 235 runs in 6 matches with an average of 47, including a century against West Indies.

    Kohli has already played and still plays for Delhi in Ranji Trophy. He first came into spotlight in a Ranji Trophy, in a match against Karnataka team where he batted on the day of his father’s death. He said he wants to bat and he scored crucial 90 runs in that inning.

    In 2009 he was selected for emerging player’s tournament in Australia. In that tournament he played superbly and scored a century in the final against South Africa.After this performance he was selected in ODI squad for India’s Tour of Srilanka.

    Kohli has always emerged as a savior when the team had been in the diehard need of him.
    It was 107 runs inning against Srilanka ,when Gautam Gambhir and Kohli made a record partnership of 224 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata to chase the mammoth total of 315 and that win gave India an unbeatable lead of 3-1 in that series.

    His 102 runs against Bangladesh, 82 runs against Srilanka, 118 runs against Australia were the innings that proved that he is a Sankatmochan Man (The Rescue Man) for India in the worst conditions.

    His determination, attitude and love towards game help him to do give such grand performances. He is the first Indian who scored a century in a world cup debut match .He made 100 not out against Bangladesh.

    From January 2009 till September 2011 he was second highest run scorer in the team in One Day Internationals. He made 1994 runs with an average of 47. He stands at the third position in the league of highest run scorers in ODI matches this year. He scored 1138 runs in 29 matches with an average of 45.52, including 3 centuries and 7 half centuries.

    Shane Watson of Australia is at number 2 with 1139 runs and Jonathan Trott of England is at number 1 position with 1315 runs. Kohli is the third batsman to score 2 centuries in ODI before the age of 22, only tendulkar and raina reached this landmark before kohli.

    He made his test debut against West Indies on its soil. He didn’t perform well on this tour and question was raised on his performance, stating that he is not mature enough to play in the test cricket.

    Kohli clarified everyone’s doubt who made objection on the style he adapts by hitting 2 half centuries against West Indies in the last test match at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai.

    Kohli is an emerging young cricketer and a bright face of Indian Cricket team in the near future. He performs whenever he gets a chance and now we wish he continues to give his best performances on the Australian tour from December 15.

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