In the World of Cricket, the Indian national team has always been gifted with a number of star batsmen and the Indian batting line-up has always been a fierce one over the last few decades.
Since the turn of the century, the likes of Virender Sehwag changed the way the Indian batting order is used to playing. He introduced a different kind of aggression at the top of the order that helped India pull out a number of astonishing results.
But since he was thrown out of the national team, India have not found it too hard to replace him. The likes of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have already shown great promise and though they may not be able to reach the heights Sehwag did, they have shown plenty of mettle in the last couple of years.
However, the Indian batting line-up currently is full of stars all throughout and the biggest of them all has been the Delhi-born Virat Kohli.
The 27-year old who was superb in Australia had a good Asia Cup and World T20 at home this year and has continued his great form in the Indian Premier League.
He has already amassed 367 runs in his 5 innings in the current campaign and is currently the holder of the Orange Cap in the competition.
He has just been un-playable alongside the likes of Gayle and De Villiers who seem to be thriving around Kohli in his current form.
And the former Indian opener, Virender Sehwag in a recent interview had a few words to say about the 27-year old.
Sehwag felt that it was amazing to see someone score so freely without taking risks and also pointed out that Kohli has been striking at around 140 and that his season has been superlative.
“He is going through a purple patch and the best part about it is he is scoring all these runs without taking risks. Not only is he scoring big, his strike rate is around 130-140, which is amazing,” Sehwag said.
One of the biggest positives for the 27-year old is the riskless cricket he plays. He never tries to hit the ball too hard and plays proper cricketing shots. He has all the shots in the book and can dispatch the same delivery to any part of the ground.
He has extraordinary talent of finding the gaps with ease and Sehwag pointed out the same.
Many players can hit big shots and look intimidating in T20s but very few can eliminate risk from their batting and still score runs at such a good rate,” Sehwag added.
With 69 runs separating Kohli from Rohit Sharma in the list for the Orange Cap, it looks like the Indian test skipper is going to run away with the honors this season.