Come Sunday and all eyes will be staring at the captain Virat Kohli during the first ODI against touring Sri Lanka in Cuttack. Yes, the curiosity will not only be confined to the fact whether he is able to repeat his scintillating performance; but also for a much bigger reason available to Kohli – to surpass the record of Sir Vivian Richards.

An innings of 121 runs will entitle Kohli to join an elite club of batsmen by achieving the 6000 runs mark. In fact, such a glorious achievement will not only pave way for the batsman in regaining his confidence, but it also defines the class of the batsman achieving the given landmark.

I personally wish that Kohli should not attempt to bat in a haste but try to build his innings in a much more focused manner, as once he is settled on the field, the whole world knows that sky is the limit for him. Also, this series might prove to be a vital trial-run for adjudging his capabilities as the future skipper of team India. Go ahead young man, for the good wishes of the whole cricket crazy nation are there with you as usual.

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