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It is now impossible to imagine Virat Kohli as being anything but Virat Kohli of RCB, writes Harsha Bhogle.
Virat Kohli has produced so many gems, and they have been replayed so many times, that you are just tempted to mark another boundary against his name and wait for the next.
Each IPL has produced a player for the future but this edition has been disappointing in that respect, Harsha Bhogle writes.
In the ninth edition of IPL, openers have played studied knocks, ensuring there are no early wickets and not looking as valuable as they did.
It is not easy to bring together stars and youngsters in a competition and that is why, in football leagues and in the IPL, leadership is so important.
Harsha Bhogle wonders about the new talent of Indian cricket where is the breeding ground of it.
Harsha Bhogle pens down his experience of watching the Indian Premier League from home for the first time.
What Brathwaite showed us, and in a sense what Stokes illustrated, was that in T20s, a mistake can have a disproportionate outcome.
Some years ago Rahul Dravid had admitted to being struck about a young Virat Kohli that every time he met him, he seemed a better player than before.
The crafty guys of our game haven’t just survived in this power version of cricket but have actually flowered.
By batting deep, and picking utility all-rounders, New Zealand have allowed themselves to go full throttle up front.
India will probably benefit the most because Ravichandran Ashwin is in the form of his life, and with Ravindra Jadeja, they can bank eight overs.
Ashish Nehra and Jasprit Bumrah came together to form an opening bowling combination that nobody could have anticipated.
It is critical too that Yuvraj Singh gets lots of time in the middle because he instils fear in the opposition too.
Don’t be surprised if Dhoni consistently gets three overs out of Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina between overs eight and fourteen.
If they can continue to play fearlessly, they will have taken a giant step forward for, in a manner of speaking, they have just embraced the devil.
Virat Kohli's batting was as orthodox as it can ever get in T20 cricket and that means he is playing relatively risk free cricket.
For someone playing his first significant international innings, Manish Pandey's knowledge of how to pace himself and of where to score runs was uncanny.
The physicality of the cricket here has been overwhelming and the fast bowlers in particular have been found wanting, writes Harsha Bhogle.
If Virat Kohli can slip back into the role of a lieutenant, if he can keep looking up to MS Dhoni as leader, it will make the team stronger.
Lodha panel's recommendations is like an earthquake for the BCCI but the rebuilding will strengthen the structure.
Sometimes you need to play with your skill and your mind to discover what works best and Ashwin found that in 2015.
Brendon McCullum, and latterly New Zealand under him, played cricket the way it was meant to be played. And for that, he can be proud of himself.
Virat Kohli is charting a very special career for himself, and possibly for the team he leads.
Having made little forays into different styles, R Ashwin now knows what is right for him and his line is working fine for him.
Team India will not play Test cricket for next six months after Delhi Test and Harsha Bhogle hopes to see a good, long Test.
In the long run, this will hurt Indian cricket... In preparing these pitches, you have told your cricketers you don’t have enough confidence in them.
The events in Delhi give the impression everything in Indian cricket is bad, and that is why a quick reaction is essential
IPL is an outstanding brand but like all things precocious, it lives on the edge sometimes, Harsha Bhogle writes.
While a lot of South Africa’s success has been built around Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers, their biggest matchwinner is, undoubtedly, Dale Steyn.
India should stop worrying about finding a genuine all-rounder and instead focus on grooming specialists.
Inevitably, in a contest like this, the senior player will have everything to lose and the youngster everything to gain.
Maybe fast bowling isn’t in our DNA? But musn’t we fight that? Harsha Bhogle asks.
Harsha Bhogle explains what 'talent' means in the context of India batsman Rohit Sharma.
The Chinnaswamy Stadium is as much home to AB de Villiers as it is to Virat Kohli, writes Harsha Bhogle.
Many players said in their messages that Jagmohan Dalmiya was a player’s man. No administrator can ask for a better compliment.