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VIRAT KOHLI & the TICKET TO WORLD CUP

RCB ke fans yeh Shor yeh Josh kam naa kare,
RCB ke fans yeh Shor yeh Josh kam naa kare,
Aur iss RCB ke Dewaane ka Salaam Kabul kare!!!

RCB fans do not let this noise and passion decrease
RCB fans do not let this noise and passion decrease
And please welcome this new RCB fan at the crease

Hi guys, I am Chintan, an ardent cricket fan and a RCB fanatic. I myself am a cricketer having represented my college and playing at the Club level. None other than ‘The Wall’ is my favorite player. I am here to eat, drink and sleep the RCB cricket all the time.
What am I doing here? I am one more Community Manager on board to give you updates on your favourite club, contests, announcements, player trivia and of course, cricket.
So
JAHAPANA TOFU KABUL KI JIYE

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Last Month was amazing for Indian Cricket. Winning the test series 2-0 against the Mighty Australians (I know ‘Mighty’ doesn’t really go with Australians these days, but still). Then winning the rain shortened One day series against the Aussies. Australia for the first time in their cricketing history, have lost all the Tests and ODIs on an entire tour.

But one thing that was highlighting in the series was how the Young Indian Brigade stepped up and made their presence felt in the International Arena. Let it be Murali Vijay replacing Gautam Gambhir and scoring patient 139 or Cheteshwar Pujara scoring a brisk 50 and taking the game away from the opposition. But the most notable performance was that of Virat Kohli. With India down 35/2 and chasing a mammoth 290 against the Aussie attack, Kohli not only kept the scorecard moving but also made sure he was there till the end.

Virat Kohli, the stylish Right handed batsman, who once captained India U-19 to win the U-19 Cricket World Cup at Malaysia, made his debut for the Indian team in One Day Internationals against Sri Lanka in the Idea Cup in 2008 when both Sachin Tendulkar and Virendra Sehwag were Injured. It has not been easy ride for the stylish RCB player in the International Arena. Even after his strings of good scores, a stellar performance for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, he was always considered as a back up. But Kohli didn’t get bogged down by it. Instead he made most out of the opportunities he got. In one such moment when Yuvraj Singh got injured, Virat Kohli was called in for replacement in 4th match of the 2009 series vs Sri Lanka, where he scored his well earned maiden Century and in the process stitched a 224 run partnership with Gautam Gambhir. Such was the appreciation of the knock that Gautam Gambhir gave his Man of the Match Award to Kohli. Still playing the Cat and Mouse game in Team India, Virat Kohli’s 118 against Australia was a knock of true character and patience. With World Cup insight such a stellar performance are hard to go unnoticed.

Lets talk about the Indian Team for the World Cup. Starting with Sachin Tendulkar, Virendra Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, M.S.Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra, Zaheer Khan and Praveen Kumar are almost certainties in the Team India.
So the only slot left is the player at no.7. Now it is still not clear whether the Indian think-thank wants a batting All rounder which like Tiger’s are getting extinct in India. With World Cup 2011 in the sub continent, going with 5 bowlers won’t be really on the cards.
Lastly the Indian team can go with an extra batsman at no.7. But still Kohli will have to fight the likes of Yusuf Pathan, Saurabh Tiwary(ofcourse he will be monitored over next two tournaments), Robin Uthappa. But the big question is that can Kohli or should Kohli bat at No.7 ?
Also with the amount of Cricket played these days, chances of injuries are also high. So you never know Someone’s loss can be Kohli’s gain.
No matter what the scenario is, Kohli has come up to a level where he can’t be left unnoticed. With his bat speaking in terms of runs, he is definitely the leading contender for the ticket to World Cup

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But this world cup he will be sitting out for gambhir and he has to wait till 2015:(
dravia on 02 Nov 2010, 12:11 AM
@Disha: Thanx for the warm welcome..

Ofcourse I also agree that one down position is the best for Virat Kohli and will be perfect gift for his recent performances. But at the same time it will be interesting to see how the Indian Team think tank decided to use him. But I am sure of one thing, that no matter where this young RCB lad bats, he will definitely make his mark.
Apart with players like Kohli, we can confidently say that the Indian Cricket team will have bright future
chintan@RCB on 01 Nov 2010, 02:32 AM
Welcome on board the RCB wagon Chintan. And Virat would never like to see himself come lower down the order. The passion that he shows and the talent that he is..no.3 would be the ideal spot.

P.S. He loves coming one down and says it does justice to his hard work. Couldn't agree any more :)
disha-shetty on 29 Oct 2010, 06:22 AM
Thanx guys

Yeah the one open slot is talk of the town..
But lets hope Kohli comes up often with such knocks and seals the spot behind any point of debate

About Rahul Dravid not featuring in ODI, of course is a setback for all his fans. We can't change the think tank of Indian team, all we can do see him bloom again and once again prove his Critics wrong.
chintan@RCB on 29 Oct 2010, 02:11 AM
I think Chintan,you are spot on as far as the playing XI for world cup is concerned.One of the factor which may go in the Kohli's favour is apart from his great performances in limited opportunities he got,he is a right hander.If you look at indian middle order,from Gambhir,Yuvi and Raina..they are all left handers.. However Kohli faces a stiff competition from Rohit Sharma. Personally i would go with bowling allrounder. The position is best suited for a guy like Irfan Pathan. If actually he is fit and good form, he adds that extra balance to the team and we would drop a seamer and two play with specialist spinners.
giri-dhar on 28 Oct 2010, 07:12 AM
jahapanaha tussi grt ho!
mridul-mittal on 28 Oct 2010, 07:00 AM
AN ardant Dravid fan not including there in ODI squad?:(
maddydravid on 28 Oct 2010, 05:36 AM
 
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