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Virat Kohli
« on: October 23, 2011, 03:46:39 PM »

I don't normally like any Asian players style of play but this guy is seriously good! Great technique and lovely to watch  8)
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Re: Virat Kohli
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2011, 03:55:31 PM »

Shame hes a massive dick head
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Re: Virat Kohli
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2011, 03:56:24 PM »

Is he? Why?
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Re: Virat Kohli
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2011, 03:57:16 PM »

He just is, ive taken against him. Him and raina are spoilt brats!
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Re: Virat Kohli
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2011, 03:59:55 PM »

Do you know this first hand??
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Re: Virat Kohli
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2011, 04:01:24 PM »

Nope, just my opinion.
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Re: Virat Kohli
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2011, 04:06:22 PM »

Ah ok lol
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Re: Virat Kohli
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2011, 04:14:05 PM »

I see him slotting into the no3 role in test matches once dravid calls it a day
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Re: Virat Kohli
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2011, 04:19:33 PM »

I cant i think hes just a flat track bully, and another Indian that cant play the short ball no where near the class of Dravid.
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Re: Virat Kohli
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2011, 04:56:46 PM »

Shame hes a massive dick head

Only Indian I saw at the test match at Edgbaston making a concious effort to sign autographs and he wasn't even playing. I really like him as a person.
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Re: Virat Kohli
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2011, 05:12:11 PM »

I agree with jw17.

He has mainly done well on flat tracks, I'll see how he does in Australia
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Re: Virat Kohli
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2011, 06:03:49 PM »

I think it is a common misconception that batting well on Indian pitches requires less talent than getting runs in any other country. The term "flat track bully" is derived from this.  Surely if the Indian pitches are so flat, and easy to get runs on, any tom dick and harry should be able to get runs on them, but clearly we have seen, this is not the case. Indian pitches require a different skills set to get runs on. Sure Kohli has his problems with the short ball and the swinging/seaming ball, but most Indian batsmen do, only because they are not used to these conditions.
Another thing to think about is should we call batsmen who score all their runs on seaming/swinging, "seaming/swinging track bullys"?
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Re: Virat Kohli
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2011, 06:39:58 PM »

i dont think the term flat track bully is appropriate for many of the indian batsmen, if it was a flat track england would be making decent scores too.

they are more of a home-track bully, a little one dimensional and probably wont score many runs elsewhere!
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Re: Virat Kohli
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2011, 07:21:43 PM »

Interestingly if one looks at hard statistics, 3 of the top 5 run scorers against Australia (in Australia) in the last 10 years are Indians (obvious who these 3 are) and the 6th is also an Indian. All of them averaging over 50. While the point about Indian batsmen's weakness against bounce is a valid one I feel that it is often exaggerated.
They do struggle against seam and conventional swing though and that's a fact most painfully reiterated in England recently. That said, several recent series on Indian pitches have been won as much with reverse swing as with spin and the Indians dealt better or equally well with reverse from opposing bowlers than the oppo's batters did with Zaheer's guile.
Of the new generation, I think Virat, Rohit, Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have it in them to do well in less familiar conditions ...with experience and a desire to continuously hone their skills. I wouldn't hold out that kind of hope for Raina, Vijay and several other IPL stars though!
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Re: Virat Kohli
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2011, 09:28:56 PM »

I'm not sure "Flat Track Bully" is appropriate on the Indian pitches. What it would appear is that English batsmen can't play on a pitch where the ball doesn't really come on to the bat and you have to force through the runs. And in response to a comment about reverse swing, with the two new balls per ODI innings, well, that's pretty much done for. Let's make it a batsmen's game shall we?
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