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    What do you think of Virat Kohli?

    Apparently the quickest Indian player to 1000 runs in ODIs. Looks a good player on the offside. Thoughts?

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    Very much so. He's a really talented player who should have a big part to play in Indian Cricket. Too bad he seems like a complete douchebag though.

    Once Sachin, Dravid and Laxman are retired the days of 'gentlemen' in the Indian team will officially be over. The dignity, class and respect that Sachin, Dravid, Laxman and Kumble show just can't be matched by this younger batch of players.
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    Doesn't look bad but one has to keep in mind the opposition he has faced.

    7 of his 8 fifties, both his hundreds and 939 of his 1127 runs have come against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and West Indies at 52.2 per innings in 22 games.

    In 9 games against South Africa (3), Australia (3), Pakistan (2) and Kiwis (1) he has scored 170 runs at under 25 with a solitary fifty (against South Africa in Ahmedabad on a track where SAF scored 365 for 2 batting first ! India struggled to get anywhere close to the target losing by 90 runs in the 45th over. The 57 in 71 balls at number 3 has to be seen in the context of the wicket and the target of over 7 runs per over.

    I am not saying he is to blame for that loss :-)

    I think he looks good but he has yet to be truly tested (and come out on top) by top class bowling under pressure. We will have to wait and watch.

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    I love watching Kohli, probably my favourite Indian batsman.
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    Not really sure how good he is but he just reminds me so much of a young Ponting.. Maybe it is the frontfoot thrust, maybe the slight swagger at the crease, maybe it is getting squared up often early in the piece.. Maybe it is just that he ALWAYS seems to bat #3... Don't think he is all that good a batsman yet and don't think he is a very nice guy either but definitely someone who s gonna be around for long in Indian cricket. In fact, he would have to have done seriously poor if he doesn't end up captain of India one day.. Juz a gut feeling with nothign to back up.
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    I believe Saurabh Tiwary and Manish Pandey are better than him tbh. They look much more attacking have shown glimpses of what they could do in T20 games. Would like to see them given an extended run in ODIs.

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    Kohli only 21 year's...

    He got 10,000 runs booked for him in Test match's....
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    No doubt he is a major player in India's future post Dravid, Sachin and Laxman. Fantastic fielder too, not to be underrated when coming from an Indian cricketer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterblaster View Post
    Too bad he seems like a complete douchebag though.
    Yeah, I've got that impression from what little I've seen of him so far.

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    Saw him first when he was captaining the U19's. Was pretty decent then and still is, but needs to play more to really tell if he is really good value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingpin View Post
    Kohli only 21 year's...

    He got 10,000 runs booked for him in Test match's....
    If he gets his head right, yes.

    But 90 per cent probability he'll take the short route, by being a t20 callgirl than a dutiful test wife.

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    he i guess has been the highest run getter for india over the past year

    still wonder why he is always kept out the team and rohit sharma being igiven chances even after his consecutive failures

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    Quote Originally Posted by alternative View Post
    Saw him first when he was captaining the U19's. Was pretty decent then and still is, but needs to play more to really tell if he is really good value.
    man , if u look at the statistics he has been the most promising youngster india has produced after raina

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    I am big fan of Raina But he is throwing his wicket at crucial times....

    Kohli on other hand is doing the same.....
    Their were many hope's on Rohit sharma...But he was just flattered..
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    Kohli is a very gutsy player - doing much better than the likes of Rohit, Karthik.

    Also as masterblaster said earlier, he has an issue with his attitude. Need to sort it though.
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