Virat Kohli’s mind-blowing performance at the Hobart not only helped India win over Sri Lanka with bonus points but also enlightened hopes of India being able to qualify for finals of Commonwealth Series, in case , Australia wins against Sri Lanka in the upcoming match. It is up to fate now, whether India would get through the finals as all Indian cricket fans and Team India can do now is pray for Australia’s win over Sri Lanka. However, BCCI closely marked , 23-year-old Virat Kohli’s confidence during the last game. The last match not only fetched Virat Man-Of -The-Match award but also made him the Vice-captain of Team India for the upcoming Asia Cup.
Be it Sehwag’s non-performance in the series or his injuries as explained by Kris Srikkanth , reason being not selecting him for Asia Cup, it is Virat Kohli , who got to replace him as the vice-captain, over the much anticiapted Gautam Gambhir. His marvellous knock of 133 runs (not out) in 86 balls was an eye-catcher for the world and a ray of hope for Team India, after the Master-Blaster retires. He completed his 9th century in the last match and can be assumed as a probable captain of the future. After Yuvraj Singh, it has been Virat Kohli who looks full of confidence and seems a tough challenge for opponents round the world. Malinga who is a terror of Sri Lanka’s pace attack and has the ability of bowling 6 yorker in an over also seemed helpless in front of the budding talent. He ended up giving as high as 24 runs of an over , maximum of which was scored by Virat.
As Indian Cricket Fans, all we can pray and expect is Kohli continues this way much like the Little Master- Blaster , Sachin Tendulkar, whose replacement is as much a miracle as yesterday’s Bonus point win of India over Sri Lanka was. Yet it happened all thanks to Sehwag , Sachin , Gambhir , Raina and above all Virat Kohli !