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In Praise Of Virat Kohli

For that one blistering stroke he played outside the ground, on social media

In Praise Of Virat Kohli
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2016-04-01T21:08:06+0530

No, not for the tons of runs he scored during the T20 World Cup, but for just one blistering stroke he played outside the ground, on social media, after the Australia match ended. In defending his former partner, Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, who was being badgered by online trolls (mostly men, we would assume) for his previous batting ills, ‘Cheeku’ has shown, to use cricketing parlance, that form is temporary, while class is permanent. Accusing women of bringing bad luck is a disgraceful Indian custom (not always reso­r­­ted to only by men) and the ace batsman has demonstrated how such donkey drops should be belted out of the ground—and out of our minds. There has always been something admirable about the very public manner in which Kohli has conducted his relationship with Anushka; his front-foot defence of her takes it to a new level, regardless of whether they remain best friends forever, or not.

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