It is not often a Virat Kohli century can be outshone or overshadowed. At its best, it is usually an exquisite construction of beauty, timing, balance and precision. But given that his captain had taken ownership of an entire day with an innings of utter dominance, Kohli fittingly opened his media interaction with a statement before taking questions. “First I’ll speak on the captain’s innings,” he said.
He called M S Dhoni’s 206 not out, “a great display of batting” in “temperament, hitting the ball cleanly and assessing the situation.” When asked whether No. 6 was an ideal batting position for Dhoni going into the future, he said it “might be the trick that will work with the batting order for us.”
Kohli did say he had not seen him batting at No. 6 often. He said Dhoni at No. 7 spot doesn’t have enough time to get big runs. “People started doubting his Test batting, because he wasn’t getting ample opportunities. If the team is five down, you have to negotiate the pressure, then you expect the guy to get a hundred every four games. It’s pretty difficult.” Read more
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