Kohli is the reigning Sultan of the Indian Cricket team and reclaiming the no. 1 spot time and again has not been easy for him. India has finally dethroned arch-rival Pakistan from the top spot of the ICC Test rankings. Their latest win against New Zealand with a 178 run score for a sound 2-0 lead has made the Indians the undisputed master of the game.
“I mentioned this before also, rankings is something that is just an incentive for what you do on the field. I didn’t even know how many points difference we had to get to No 1. We just want to win every game we play, it’s as simple as that,” Virat Kohli was quoted saying in the post match news conference. He further added, “It doesn’t mean that we take the foot off the pedal in Indore. We don’t drop intensity there, we don’t drop our character, our vision to win a Test match for the country.” This much awaited win has told India’s fourth successive Test series victory story under the captainship of Virat Kohli. It all began in Sri Lanka with India now unbeaten in 13 Test Matches, which include 11 wins and two draws.
The constant success and praises have just begun for this young lad as the term chasing has found a new meaning with former Cricket legend Virender Sehwag. Yes, the Indian batting heartthrob has made another fan and it is none other than our Viru Pa jee! Sehwag has praised Kohli earlier also when he said that Kohli has changed the outlook of “chasing” (the ball). This unusual compliment came out when Kohli performed his best against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens. “Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahi namumkin hai, par Kohli jaise chase karte hain, Don ko bhi pakad sakte hain.” This was the tweet that Viru did after Kohli’s performance in this year’s IPL matches.
The latter says that it is astonishing to see Kohli chasing a massive total time and again. it doesn’t matter how many balls are left and how many runs needed, Virat Kohli makes sure to end the match on a winning note. No wonders, Kohli gets one of the best batsmen in the world in his list of admirers. Virender Sehwag in his usual uber cool style has praised Kohli saying that he is so good at chasing, that he could even chase out a few ‘Dons’. Now this is some praise!