It is a human tendency to appreciate the rising sun. Something new and maverick readily catches the human eye. A bowler from Gujarat with a bowling action that nobody had seen before almost immediately caught the public eye.
A terrific home record and a season full of success with the bat - Virat Kohli can hardly keep a foot wrong after a fabulous 2017 but can he help India shed away their tag of poor travellers in the series of away tours lined up beginning with the trip to the rainbow nation?
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India skipper Virat Kohli believes mental preparation will be the key when they head to South Africa for a full-fledged tour that involves three Tests, six One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals next month.
2007 T20 World Cup Final, The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg- Pakistan needed just 6 runs off 4 balls to lay their hands on the maiden T20I trophy. Joginder Sharma had the ball in hand; Misbah-ul-Haq was facing him. Misbah's lap shot went high in the air and deposited in Sreesanth's palms. These are some of the most vivid T20 memories of the Indian cricket fans.
An all-round performance from India saw them restrict Sri Lanka to 135 for seven and later chased down the target in 19.2 overs to complete a five-wicket win in the third Twenty20 International in Mumbai and complete a 3-0 series whitewash over Sri Lanka.
After being thrashed at the hands of India in the first two T20s, it will be all about honour for Sri Lanka as they take the field on Sunday. Having conceded the second highest T20I total of 260 in the previous match, it will demand some character from Sri Lanka to bounce back.
Sri Lanka's chance of salvaging pride in the third and final Twenty20 International against India has taken a major blow with veteran all-rounder Angelo Mathews ruled out of the encounter due to a hamstring injury.
Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal picked six wickets between them to dismiss Sri Lanka for 215 runs, Shikhar Dhawan led the chase with an unbeaten century to help India seal a comfortable eight-wicket win in the third and final One-Day International in Visakhapatnam to wrap up the series 2-1.
Ritika Sajdeh has been a pillar of strength in Rohit's life, standing by him even in the most difficult times. It was now Rohit's turn to repay on their wedding anniversary, which he did quite handsomely with an unbeaten 208.