Letters | Oct 29, 2012
  • Let the Boys Play Cricket
    Oct 29, 2012

    There is no denying that Virat Kohli is the future of Indian cricket (Spunk Rock, Oct 15). But while he deserves kudos for his focus on the game, determination, style and aggressive attitude, his unmistakable swearing, cursing and petty misbehaviour will diminish his stature in the gentleman’s game. Future captain Virat needs to polish his attitude and emulate the likes of Tendulkar and Dravid if he intends to play a long innings in Indian cricket.

    K. Chidanand Kumar, Bangalore

    What is wrong with you guys at Outlook? So many issues to report on, and you choose a cricketer! Have you taken money from cricket publicists? Or have your paymasters been asked to keep quiet and lie low for a while?

    Venkat, Raritan, US

    Till very recently, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the lord and master of all that he surveyed as far as the captaincy of Indian cricket was concerned. The arrival of the youthful Virat Kohli will force Captain Cool to get more serious.

    Venkatesh G. Iyer, Chennai

    Kohli is a fantastic batsman, with the flamboyance and charisma of a rock star. India has seen only two captains whose style and personality off the field matched their monumental cricketing talent on it: M.L. Jaisimha and Pataudi.

    Ganesh Natrajan, Isere

    Kohli is no doubt the ace of the future. But he has to face tougher tests before we can finally declare him to be the future of Indian cricket. Tipping him for the captaincy is premature; he has to prove himself as a batsman on the hostile pitches of South Africa, England, the West Indies and Oz.

    C.K. Subramaniam, Mumbai

    It is not time yet to pin up Kohli for the captain’s post. India needs its youth brigade to come good in away matches too. Burdening them with talk of captaincy will only mess up the process of his maturing.

    Varun Dambal, Bangalore

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