I am a huge fan of Virat, and I’m not sure why I love him so much just yet, but I just thought of writing a blog about him, with the very little information I have about him. Honestly, this took me awhile to write, so please do let me know what you think of it 🙂
At the young age of 23, he has been given the post of vice-captain of the Indian cricket team, and is already being considered the future of Indian cricket. He also has good leadership skills fitting for a captain, due to his many captaining experiences. He led the Under-19 Indian team to World Cup victory in 2008. He has also captained the IPL team that he plays for, Royal Challengers Bangalore–which is filled with a lot of professional players–in the absence of Daniel Vettori.
Virat has pure love and passion for cricket, and is also very committed to the team. On December 19 2006, Virat lost his father, but he didn’t let that get in his way. He took the crease, that very day, for Delhi and almost scored a century, falling short by just 10 runs. This just goes to show how passionate he is when it comes to cricket.
SHOT TO FAME.
Virat was recognized at the Emerging Players’ Tournament of 2008. His performance at the tournament was good enough to see him make his ODI debut for India against Sri Lanka in 2008.
Virat has an average of 47.54 runs, with 9 centuries and 20 fifties in just 82 ODIs. At an average, he scares a fifty in every third visit to the crease, which is very impressive for a young cricketer like him.
Virat is, without a doubt, one of India’s best fielders currently, and he is also a quick runner between the wickets, which shows the kind of athlete he is. He is a great example for all youngsters, as far as cricket is concerned. However, his aggressive attitude has not gone down too well with a lot of people. His cussing while celebrating on-field, is not apparently the “right” attitude that a cricketer should have. While he admits that it’s wrong, he also adds that his aggressiveness is what keeps him comfortable on the field while playing. Comparing this one negative point to his many positives, I don’t reckon we have enough to criticize him for just yet. 😀
AND FINALLY–WHY I LOVE HIM.
Well personally, I love Virat for his unique personality, and for the immense talent he has been blessed with. Also, I think he’s very good-looking which can definitely be added to his long list of positives. 😉