Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli and Temba Bavuma have stood up for what counts: Indian Express

(Sandeep Dwivedi is the National Sports Editor at The Indian Express. The column first appeared in The Indian Express on November 12, 2021)


  • Their teams didn’t finish anywhere near the top, nor did they stand out as batsmen. But two captains — India’s Virat Kohli and South Africa’s Temba Bavuma — grew in stature at this T20 World Cup. Without bulking up their run tally, they added heft to their character and weight to their voice. In years to come, whenever they walk into the sunset, cricket chroniclers are sure to dedicate mentions to the statesman-like articulations by Kohli and Bavuma this past fortnight. They broke away from cricket’s age-old “boys played well” refrains and showed that there were at least a couple of sporting icons aware of real issues outside mammoth stadiums…

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