Can this VK do a PK for Indian cricket in 2015?




What’s in a name? Well there is quite a lot, if one uses the name to find similarities, and there could not be a better occasion than to use it right now! PK after its release has caught the imagination of the public both in India and abroad, and the imagination has been appreciative as also vitriolic. Well, then can a VK aka Virat Kohli do a PK for the Indian cricket – remove the spate of gloom that has descended on it- and take it to new horizons. For the sake of commonalities, he has an Anushka Sharma as the lucky charm, the charm that worked wonders for PK as well and VK could surely seek help from his current love interest.

Can this VK do a PK for Indian cricket in 2015?

Can this VK do a PK for Indian cricket in 2015?

VK ala a PK has to come out with fliers, as a PK was distributing those fliers in PK, the content of the fliers being an affirmation for the cricket crazy nation that all is well with the Indian team and there is nothing to worry about. He displayed the sense of aggregation down under, when he refused to be cowed down by the bullying tactics of the Aussies, either through sledging or through physical gestures. For this VK advantage also lies in the fact that he now does not have to contend with a senior in the dressing room, as was the case with his predecessor MS Dhoni who had to contend and take along the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Anil Kumble etc. all.

Besides, VK has already raised the bar through his performance in the current series and has emerged as the first batsman down under who scored back to back centuries against the Aussies. Through his calibrated sense of aggression, VK has given a stern message that targets when they are set need to be overhauled, if there is a glimmer of hope that they can be. This must have been the primary reason why the Aussies did not declare their innings in the Melbourne Test as they had the feat of VK from Sydney test at the back of their mind.

What observers and commentators have failed to comment upon is the fact that VK had already taken charge in the second innings when the Aussies were batting and a sense of drift had set in, in the Indian camp. Perform or perish is going to be the mantra which would be guiding motif for VK in the test matches and with Ravi Shastri at the helm of affairs this combination could indeed bring about a characteristic swagger in the Indian dressing room, a swagger that became synonymous with the advent of Ricky Ponting for the Aussies.

While jury may still be out whether the approach of “Captain Cool”, needs to be followed by VK or not, his nomination as the captain is symptomatic of giving due recognition to the youth of the present times, who does want to rest on the laurels but wishes to conquer the world based on his performance and individual personality. Of course for PK advantage lies in the fact that cinema and cricket is a heady combination and he has the same in form of Anushka Sharma as the beau, and the difference lies in the fact that here there is no sense of hush -hush affair in the relationship but it is a genuine relationship that would also enhance the quality of fan following of VK. So 2015 would wait for VK to attain success in the same way as it has come for his beau Anushka with PK.

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