Virat Kohli is the ultimate batsman in the world when it comes to chasing a big target. His consistency and the method to his batsmanship are unprecedented. In the first ODI against England in Pune on Sunday, his first match as full-time captain across all formats, Kohli put on an exhibition as he slammed yet another century in a huge chase
But the bowling fraternity is rather angry. They need some cover to duck into and not be embarrassed bowling to the greatest batsman of our generation. ICC has indeed listened to the agony and has come up with a new law in cricket. According to this law two bowlers of any opposition team can bowl at the same time to Kohli and Kohli can be given out to any of the two balls.
Now it is up to Kohli to show us how he will face this new law and how he will come out of it and blast all the bowlers. The law, though very harsh was indeed required to put a lid on the masterclass Kohli shows every now and then.
Indian Bowlers faced a stern test from the English batsman, something they have not faced in the last 2-3 years of spin dominated test matches. Losing the toss came down heavily on the team’s moral as India gave over 500 runs after quite a long time.
But Indian batsman were up to the task and Murli Vijay and Gambhir made sure the test match is not over yet. Skipper Virat Kohli gave full credit for India’s batting to Shikhar Dhawan for not playing the test due to injury, or else India would be 63 for 1 wicket. Shikhar has been completely out of form in recent test matches and He has given his wicket too easily for the liking of Indian team management.
Shikhar’s absence has been a blessing in disguise for the Indian batsman as they have now not lost the first wicket too early to not recover back. 3rd day will be very crucial and with Shikhar Dhawan not in the team, Indian team has the upper hand. We should all thank Dhawan for this kind gesture as not many batsman have the guts to accept their failure and sit out of the team.