With so much of advancements that are always bound to happen in contemporary cricket, taking the learnings from the past misinterpretation, trying to be creative in the passage of play, converting the easier deliveries into a big reward is what makes the batsman well connected to the game.
How is it so easy for the fans to describe a player of his calibre on the blade of grass? Does it mean that a batsman composing the slick flow of fours and sixes is better batsman by trait? or is that the prospect of possessing the wide range of shots makes the batsman better and innovative?
Virat Kohli is one polarising figure who makes cricket strikingly appealing by his characteristic approach. By combining the game with caution and agility, he would cause chaos to the opposition. With the ability to convert any ball to a possible benefit for the side is what makes him the best in the business.
By plying his wares consistently well and being susceptible to any conditions, the entire country counts on him to extract a great deal of effervescence. Sometimes, the typical shots that he plays come from the sweet timing of his willow with a chime that sends tingles down one’s spine.
Not only did he amass the fans but also provoked the commentators to come up with different superlatives to describe his technical ability. There is no one who could question Virat Kohli’s sheer brilliance and handling things. The ‘back foot punch’ shot that he scooped it against England bowler Chris Woakes is still the best of him.
The essence of power comes into play when a batsman senses a short-pitched ball and connects it quite well. One would expect the striker to play a pull shot or his favourite shot and this is the area where creativity is being used to good effect. With Kohli being so much flexible with the bat and good shot selection, there is a lot more to come in his armour.
Watch the video many times and still, you would be pleased with it:
— Nakul Gupta (@CCdhanushree) July 22, 2017