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कप्तान कोहली से विराट उम्मीदे!

५जीत, ३ड्रॉ, २हार - येहैबतैरटेस्टकप्तानविराटकोहलीकाडेढ़सालकालेखाजोखा| मैदानमेंअग्रसक्रियसोच, युवाओकोप्रोत्साहनऔरफ़ैसलोमेंजोखिमलेनाऔरउसकीज़िम्मेदारीलेना, येकुछखुभियाँजोइससंक्षिप्तअवधिमेंफॅन्सऔरसमिक्शोकोभारहीहै| कोहलीनेएकपेचेदिभरेमोड़परकमानसंभालीथी, जबटीमऑस्ट्रेलियामेंसंघर्षकरते वक्त धोनीनेअचानकसन्यासकीघोषणाकी| लेकिनअपनेस्वाभावकेअनुरूपकोहलीनेउसजटिलपरिस्थितिकोएकअवसरमेंतब्दीलकिया| भारतनेउसदौरेकीआखरीटेस्टमॅचड्रॉकियाऔर२०१५मेंखेलेगयी२बड़ीशृंखलाओमेंकोहलीकेनेतृत्वमेंभारतनेजीतदर्जकी - श्रीलंकामें२२सालबादजीतऔरदक्षिणआफ्रिकाको३-०सेपछाड़ा| १०टेस्टमॅचभलेहीएकअल्पसमयहोकिसीकेकप्तानीकाआकलनकरनेकेलिए, मगरइतनेकमकार्यकालमेंकोहलीनेअपनीछापछोड़ीहै|
अक्सरकड़ीमेहनतकेबादएकतुलनात्मकरूपसेआसानकामसामनेआताहैजोमेहनतकाफलप्राप्तकरनेकाअवसरप्रदानकरताहै| हालाकीतल्ख़नज़रिएसे, मगरअनिलकुंबलेकेकोचबननेकेबाददिएप्रतिक्रियामेंरविशास्त्रीनेकहाथाकीपिछले१८महीनोमेंभारतीयटीमनेकाफ़ीतरक्कीकीहैऔरअबसमयआ

The Captaincy Conundrum!

8 teams, 60 matches and 7 ‘Indian’ skippers (discounting Duminy and Miller) constituted the recently concluded 9th edition of the Indian Premier League. This featured 2 new teams, unfamiliar captains (Raina, Vijay), seasoned IPL leaders (Gambhir, Rohit, Dhoni), a motivational veteran (Zaheer Khan) and Indian cricket’s man of the moment - Virat Kohli captaining a powerful side. Right through pre-tournament previews till the beginning of the finals, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) wasn’t the most fancied team in the competition. The team was led by the only non-Indian skipper - David Warner, who didn’t have any prior experience of leading Australia. The middle order appeared fragile and injuries to experienced Indian international players (Nehra and Yuvraj) added to the perceptual woes.
Quietly and probably facilitated by the lack of attention, SRH managed to string in consistent wins and stay in the hunt for the title. The template of SRH was designed to ensure penetration with the new ball …