Virat has finally crossed the first hurdle and I cannot even begin to tell how relieved I am!! Ya, more than him may be. Especially since I have fighting with all my friends about how talented this guy is and how he has shown time and again in domestic and other India A matches that he has what it takes to do well in the international arena.
Virat Kohli not only scored his Maiden ODI hundred but did so in a winning cause and that too while chasing. When India were 2 down for 30 something not many would have given India a chance to win and overhaul a 300 plus target. Especially since Tendulkar and Sehwag both were back in the hut.
Gambhir who earlier was playing second fiddle to Kohli stole the limelight in the end but did not fail to acknowledge his partner at the presentation ceremony and that I thought was a very sweet gesture on Gambhir’s part.
Youngsters like him need all the encouragement they can and this innings will keep him in good stead for upcoming series against RSA and Aus.
I know its still too early but what do you guys feel? Has he shown enough for the selectors to keep him in the squad and give him more chances?
I definitely feel so and my faith has only been enhanced by a few words from Sehwag calling Kohli ‘A truly special batsman’....