Virat Kohli in the middle of a dream run: Muttiah Muralitharan

first_imgThese days, Virat Kohli’s name comes up in the middle of social conversations in every household. People just cannot stop talking about him. Call it charisma or a special talent, the 27-year-old Delhi dasher has managed to be the talk of the cricket world for over two years.PURPLE PATCH Kohli has been in simply outstanding form on the pitch. Be it for India or his IPL side, Royal Challengers Bangalore, he consistently broke records and set a very high bar for himself and the others desperate to become like him.Kohli played some brilliant knocks and almost took India to their second World Twenty20, before they were knocked out in the semi-finals by the eventual champions, West Indies. (Also read: Self-belief, aggression key to Virat Kohli’s success: Rohit Sharma) DREAM IPL However, the run machine did not stop there. Once the ninth edition of the IPL started, Kohli resumed his good form and started smashing bowlers left, right and centre. He scored his first T20 hundred against the Gujarat Lions. Although RCB lost a fair few of their first few games, Kohli was a consistent performer with the bat for the Bangalore franchise. Kohli, thanks to his record-breaking 973 runs, almost single handedly lifted his team to the finals. Although RCB lost to the Sunrisers in the title clash, Kohli’s four hundreds and seven fifties ensured him a place in history. (Also read: Every batsman should learn from Virat Kohli, says Suresh Raina) Kohli’s recent mind-numbing performances have earned him high praise from the high priests of sports. From Harry Kane to Aaron Finch to Sourav Ganguly to Ian Chappell, they keep talking of Kohli’s sensational run of form.  Among, Kohli’s recent list of admirers, is legendary Sri Lankan off-spinner, Muttiah Muralitharan, who bamboozled the best batsmen in the world during his days. (Virat Kohli should replace MS Dhoni as India captain in ODIs, T20Is: Ravi Shastri)advertisement’NOBODY CAN STOP HIM’ Murali, who is currently attending the ‘Vision 2020’ programme organised by Cricket Association Bengal (CAB) to train young players, was all praise for the best batsman in the world. (Also Read: ‘Virat Kohli is more aggressive than Sachin Tendulkar’)” Kohli is in the middle of a dream form, but he has been performing like this for the last two years – not only in the IPL but also international cricket. He is making runs for India and also for his (IPL) franchise. Nobody can stop him at the moment. Hope he continues that way.” (Also Read: Virat Kohli rated more marketable than Lionel Messi)Kohli has been rested for India’s limited-overs tour of Zimbabwe but he will soon be seen in action when India travel to West Indies for a four-Test series in July. The aggressive middle order batsman took over as captain of the Test team after MS Dhoni retired in December 2014 and has since led India to successive series wins over Sri Lanka and South Africa.last_img read more

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