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In Defence of Virat Kohli

I have never been a fan of Virat Kohli. No, I have nothing against him, but for some reason or the other I never found enough reason to get behind the Virat Kohli bandwagon. I have never wanted to sign up for the club and in what is possibly the worst outcome for a celebrity I have never cared about his on or off the field antics. and yet I will defend him. Virat has come under a substantial barrage of criticism, not just from the Australians ,  which was always to be expected, but also from a significant chunk of Indian cricket punditry. even though 60% of the population qualifies for the latter, this comment is aimed at those who tend to get access to megaphones in the form of newspaper and magazine articles as well as sound bites on television and beyond. The main charge against Virat is that he is too aggressive( that is rich coming from the Aussies), that he is disturbing the spirit of the gentleman's game, an actor even called him the worst behaving player. Hmm, the