Sunday, 8 March 2015
Well, apart from having the gorgeous anushka as his girl friend, Virat has several firsts as an Indian cricketer - He is extremely aggressive, swears loudly, celebrates even mile stones with cuss words and leaves no stone unturned in giving it back to the opposition.
Not sure if he can be a role model for young children in his present avatar but he is definitely not a "Tendulkar". But Virat probably has more power packed performances in difficult situations than Tendulkar which even his die hard fans (me included) have to concede.
But what got me grinning from ear to ear was the fact that the Aussie team finds him agressive. C'mon, is it the case of the "pot calling the kettle black?" The Aussies have for a long time sledged with gay abandon and turned it into a special art. "You got to stand a bit of it on the field mate", said an unapologetic Aussie great. Well how much is a 'bit' is a very relative term and anyone who followed the TV visuals closely or read interviews of people who toured down under would realise that "bit" means "quite a bit". For many years Indian players too were at the receiving end of this "quite a bit" with even a few occassional skirmishes.
Virat is a winner we know for sure, but for the Aussies to crib that Virat is aggressive on and off the field is quite a revelation!!! This means that he is able to play them in their own game - for good or for bad. That really is something and I can only say - Whatever you are doing buddy - just keep doing it.
Its working and we can do with a bit of aggression down under.
Wish you all the very best.
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