Virat Kohli, the new heartthrob of Indian cricket and the source of envy for cricketers and retired legends all around the world has started out as a snobby, plump,pimple faced teenager in the India’s U-19 world cup hoisting India at the helm by defeating arch rivals Pakistan.
Right from the onset, his aggressive demeanor and never say die attitude seemed a little off to Indian cricket purists who preferred perfect gentlemen like Rahul dravid who goes about his business unnoticed.
But this fiery brand of cricket was soon applauded when people started comparing him with Sourav Ganguly who instilled the same spirit of aggressiveness to Indian cricket.
Aggression like all emotions has its ups and downs, but Kohli’s aggression has always placed him in good stead as is evident from his stellar performances in Down under where, stirred and plucked on by the Aussies, he slammed three centuries and came to blows with Mitchell Johnson.
Like Aussies, the world cricket was stunned by this ultra aggressive young man who had runs to back his word play. Only time will tell whether this aggressiveness is contagious in the right way or will result in the downfall of Indian cricket.