Tuesday, 26th March, 2019

Shastri sees Imran Khan in Virat

09, Mar 2018 By shakeel ahmad

What the cricket team coach Ravi Shastri said about the Indian cricket team captain seemed like a popular Hindi film’s song Tujh mein Rab Dikhta Hai Yaran. Uttering in the ditty way he held that former Pak cricketer Imran Khan’s qualities seemingly become visible in Virat Kohli. Vibrant Virat looked a lot in cricket like iconic Imran Khan.

The qualified coach, who had also been part of that Indian team which won World cup, thought about it or experienced it fittingly. He had an inkling of depth and breadth of the captain’s potential if others have not presumed so.

Despite being a young player Virat at present as was often pointed out he had so far established himself as one of the best players in the world of cricket. He discerned how to lead the team and its trained players. If you were not an abundantly dedicated cricketer, it was hard to find much richness or fine distinction in the excellence on the field.

By his comparison with Pakistan all-rounder, the coach Ravi Shastri was surely not talking of relishing the French cuisine. He had very forcefully made it clear that whatever qualities he found during his time in the ace neighbouring country’s cricketer have seeped into Kohli’s style on the field as well as the pitch.

By now attaining the position of the world no1 player Kohli finely completed above 500 runs in the one-day series against South Africa. He gradually accomplished his mastery over the game and registered records. He even knows how to compete. He has sufficient skill in transporting his sporting ability. His captaincy also looks like Khan.

However, India lost its first match against Sri Lanka in the ongoing triangular T-20 series after a gap of two long decades. Virat is at present taking rest after his hectic schedule.