Virat Kohli

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by TheRey, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. TheRey

    TheRey Central Defender

    Just me who's warmed a little to this guy? Doesn't make excuses or sulk after a defeat, went against the BCCI's wishes to do an interview with Aggers after losing the first Test, and listening to Tuffers and Vaughan the other night, everyone was saying how engaged he is.

    Don't get me wrong, he can be arrogant as fuck, but he has the ability to back it up.
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  2. Jap Stammer

    Jap Stammer Central Defender

    Don't like his on-field persona and antics but he does come across well whenever he's interviewed.
  3. Nothing against the bloke. He tries to win and is pissed off when his team or himself personally fails to measure up. He's got a smile on his face more often than a scowl.

    A player you'd love to have on your team.
  4. Rip Van Fish

    Rip Van Fish Striker

    He has to come across well mate as the Captain of India is heralded more than anyone in that Country.
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  5. brandon

    brandon Striker

    Hopefully Beefy gets into his ear...... ;)
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  6. smoker

    smoker Striker

    Fair comment, I was impressed with his post match interview.

    Getting pelters from the India fans tonight.
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  7. Comeback_Kenwyne

    Comeback_Kenwyne Central Defender

    Not for me. He's a prick and I'm enjoying this.

    Nothing against his ability, he's an unbelievable batsman. And it's difficult to not turn out a prick when you have a nation of 1 billion people constantly blowing smoke up your arse.

    But no, sorry, he's a prick.
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  8. The Red Telephone

    The Red Telephone Central Defender

    I may feel a bit sympathy towards him if we beat them 5-0.:lol::lol:
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  9. mikemanc

    mikemanc Winger

    Everybody who's played with him - including Morgan - say he's the nicest, most humble guy you could ever meet. Plays the game with a bit of passion and fight but leaves it on the pitch (mostly, some good interviews in Australia), I've never had a problem with him.
  10. Comeback_Kenwyne

    Comeback_Kenwyne Central Defender

    Humble? Give over... He's cricket's Ronaldo. It's all about him. Unless he's getting his arsed handed back like yesterday, when he seems to go missing.

    He may well be a nice guy off the pitch, obviously couldn't comment. Ricky Ponting comes across a very nice man off the pitch, but on it he was a whinging twat. There are countless footballers who are dicks on the pitch and fine off it.

    On the pitch: Kohli is a prick, time and again. None of which makes him anything less than a wizard with the bat.
  11. mikemanc

    mikemanc Winger

    I'm only going by the opinion of people who know him. Plenty of occasions in Australia especially where India have been battered and he's stood up to to be counted.
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  12. Comeback_Kenwyne

    Comeback_Kenwyne Central Defender

    That's sort of my point. He goes into hiding not when his team get battered and he does well - a la Edgbaston - but when he personally gets done, like Lords. Same in Australia.
  13. mikemanc

    mikemanc Winger

    He batted when obviously in a lot of pain and went out to speak to the media after the game, how is that hiding?
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  14. eddyfinn

    eddyfinn Striker

    Kohli will be one of the greats when he finishes and is in top 3 as best batsman in the world over all 3 formats, however like a number of greats he is very selfish and overzealous towards the opposition and his team mates, things that probably make him so great but all so much disliked.
    His main downfall though which he can't do much about is the constant wankathon that follows him, sky are also as bad as the Indian broadcasters with this. I ask if someone else had been dropped on numerous occasions in the first test and made that score would they be giving the same praise to them as they did to Kohli then slate the rest of his team mates for playing loose shots even though Kohli did on numerous occasions but they should still play more like Kohli.
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  15. Monument View

    Monument View Midfield

    He has been gracious and balanced in his interviews and has given praise to the opposition when it has been due
    Not like his on field persona at alll and no where as bitter and twisted as say the Aussies
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  16. Exactly what I was thinking.
  17. Comeback_Kenwyne

    Comeback_Kenwyne Central Defender

    Hiding his bravado.

    Also, came out at five not four, thought conditions would improve.

    I won't. :lol:
  18. Came in at 5 as he had been off the field and couldn’t bat at 4

    He’s a complete prick
  19. Comeback_Kenwyne

    Comeback_Kenwyne Central Defender

    Look, it doesn't matter what anyone says - this is a hill I am prepared to die on: Virat Kohli, on the field of play, is an utter twat.
  20. I agree

    I’m just telling you why he didn’t bat 4
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