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Virat Kohli: The bad boy of Indian Cricket

dailybhaskar.com   |  Jul 03, 2013, 06:07AM IST
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New Delhi: He is the poster boy of Indian cricket. The only established player in all three formats of the game. He is compared to the legends of world cricket. Meet Virat Kohli, the Delhi lad who has always been the star.
 
When he played Under-15 cricket, he was the captain. Then he led the Indian Under-19 team to win the world cup.
 
He was part of the World Cup winning 2011 team and now is now the captain Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. 
 
Virat has a batting average of above 50 in all forms of the game. He is called the ‘Master of Chase’ by none other than the ‘God’ of cricket himself Sachin Tendulkar. 
 
Tendulkar even went on to say that Virat is a proabable contender for breaking his record of 100 centuries.
 
One thing is for sure, that Virat is no onetime wonder. He has delivered when the team needed it the most. He has stood up to the challenge and for a cricketer of his age; he is much matured than the other lot.
 
But there is a side of Virat that has always been under severe criticism by his fans and the media. In India, we don’t have cricketers; we have stars that are considered bigger than the game.
 
They are worshipped by their fans and become idols for the youth and other budding cricketers.
 
This is where Virat has failed to deliver. He is often seen using foul, abusive language on the field. He has endless on field spats to his name.
 
And his style of celebration, by punching in the air and shouting abusive word have become a common thing.
 
One expects Virat to scream and shout at just about anything. No one can question the talent of the boy but as a man who can control his emotions he really has a long way to go.
 

From his spat with Gautam Gambhir to the use of middle finger, we take a look at Virat Kohli, the bad boy of Indian cricket.

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