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We need more Kohlis for Indian cricket

We need more Kohlis for Indian cricket

Apropos of ‘Paked off in style’ (March 19), the young batting sensation, Virat Kohli, stands tall among all his team-mates for his sheer consistency and match-winning scores. He posted a century against Sri Lanka to overhaul their score of 304 in the first match and now blasted 183 against Pakistan to see his team through their mammoth 329.
He is more in the mould of Rahul Dravid and makes batting look pretty easy and enjoyable. His batting average for the three matches played so far is well above 100. Team India surely needs players of his calibre and one hopes that Virat will continue to contribute to his team’s wins in the years to come.
—Dr V Subramanyan
Virat Kohli epitomsies the future of Indian cricket. His match-winning knock of 183 against the Pakistanis should serve as an example to all youngsters in the team.
His commitment and dedication to win was so evident that India seems to have been at ease throughout the match. Kohli steered India to victory without getting into any kind of turbulence. We, as cricket aficionados, would like to envision the future team India like this. We don’t need players who are self-centred and more bothered about the record books.
—K Chidanand Kumar

Complaint looked into

This has reference to ‘Inflated gas bill leaves elderly harassed’ (March 19). We would like to state that the points mentioned in the report are far from the facts. The Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) had immediately attended to the complaint of George Mathai in October 2011 and the issue was resolved.
Also, the said amount by ECS was not collected by MGL. His current complaint was received on 17 March, 2012 and our team is looking into it for rectification. The current complaint pertains to assessed bill which was sent due to non-availability of customer for meter-reading and will be looked into as per the billing procedures.
—Neera Asthana Phate, manager, corporate communications, MGL
A safe home
This has reference to Interiors can wait, make your home safe first’ (March 19). This report on giving home safety a priority rather than putting one’s money on interiors was noteworthy.
With the financial year coming to an end and before the onset of monsoon,a few tips would help keep homes in long-lasting condition. This is the time to adhere to making up homes subject to each room having external windows with proper grills. Double door is a must which acts as a security measure against unwanted persons from knocking on the doors.
—Deepak Chikramane
Reader’s diatribe
Hello, Abhay! Your letter in DNA (March 19) makes me laugh. It only shows your devotion to Sachin Tendulkar and nothing else; it doesn’t make any cricketing sense.
Yes, Sachin did reach a landmark, but it’s with a combination of Test matches and one-day internationals (both the formats are as different as cheese is from chalk). Had he done it only in Test matches or in one-dayers, it would have really been a commendable achievement.
Unfortunately, sycophants (former professional cricketers) prefer to go gaga instead of questioning the relevance of Sachin’s feat. I think it must be because they, like the spineless national selectors, dare not criticise him for obvious reasons.
It was quite obvious that at no stage of his innings against Bangladesh there were efforts on his part to speed up his scoring rate. See Virat Kohli’s knocks with the same yardstick; the way he kept the scoreboard ticking at a fast pace. That’s what one-day cricket is all about.
—RK Bowrie
I would like to respond to the letters in your daily on March 19 regarding Sumit Chakraberty’s analysis on Sachin’s 100th hundred in international cricket. Whenevery newspaper including DNA applauded Tendulkar on his feat, Chakraberty’s forthright analysis on Sunday last deserves praise.
His hint that the slow run-rateduring Sachin’s batting was a factor that cost India the match is supported by Sunil Gavaskar’s comment during the match. Gavaskar had said Tendulkar was being defensive and getting on to his back foot even before the ball was delivered.
Tendulkar’s post-match explanation that the pitch was slow was ripped apart by Chakraberty, comparing his batting performance to Suresh Raina’s. When Sachin’s first 50 came in 63 balls his second 50 came only in 75 balls. But Raina scored his 50 in 35 balls on the same pitch. Once the ‘milestone’ was in his pocket, Tendulkar scored another 14 runs off just 9 balls before getting out when India’s score was 259.
Dhoni and the others then scored another 30 runs in just 3.1 overs. I fail to understand why Abhay, Pranay Bhosale or MG should get so agitated on factual analysis. The statistics of the match speaks for itself.
They should understand that Chakraberty must have relied on these figures while making his inferences. Abhay would know that the Tiwaris and Pujaras have been warming up the bench for quite some time. An opportunity for them in future matches will be in India’s interest of grooming a young team for the next World Cup.
—Haridasan Mathilakath
Laughing aloud
The cartoons on the March 19 issue — both Irregular and Nobody’s Business — were excellent considering the current situation in the country. I am a senior citizen and a regular reader of DNA. I am still laughing while writing this. Hats off to Manjul.
—KC Khanna

Hot Poonam Pandey tweets picture for Virat Kohli

Hot Poonam Pandey tweets picture for Virat Kohli

Hot Poonam Pandey tweets picture for Virat Kohli
Poonam Pandey tweeted one of her picture after to Virat Kohli scored 183 in India's victory over Pakistan in Asia Cup
By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Mar 19, 2012

Model Poonam Pandey on Sunday, tweeted a new picture of her to applaud batsman Virat Kohli, who scored a scintillating 183 to guide India to victory over their arch-rivals Pakistan in during their must-win Asia Cup tie at Dhaka.

The 19-year-old tweeted: “NewPic wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww whattta match muwaaaaah luv u virattttt.

“Very well played Kohli! massive applauds to your spirit! You done us proud today and we will always remember this special innings

“Thankyoukohli for giving us such a great victory.”

Earlier, the model tweeted a new nude picture of her after Sachin Tendulkar achieved the much elusive landmark during India’s Asia Cup tie against Bangladesh at Dhaka on Friday.

She had tweeted: “This historic moment reminds me of an old picture which one of my fan had Morphed.”

She even boldly asked her tweet fans: “Tweethearts let me know how should be the #PicforGod to be.”

The dusky model shot to limelight when she made statement to strip for the Indian team if they win the 2011 World Cup. But the controversial model did not strip despite India’s success. Later, she claimed that she will strip whenever and wherever the team asks her to.