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Kohli has matured, he is a good prospect: Sehwag

Posted by on February 20, 2011 0 Comment

Dhaka, Feb 20 (IANS) Lauding Virat Kohli, who got an unbeaten hundred in his Cricket World Cup debut game Saturday, Indian opener Virender Sehwag said the youngster has matured as a batsman and would be a good prospect for the country.

“Virat kohli played really well. I think he is showing that he has matured as a batsman. He is not throwing his wicket. He is a quick learner,” said Sehwag, after India beat Bangladesh by 87 runs in a Group B game.

Kohli remained unbeaten on 100 and added 203 for the third wicket with his Delhi team mate Sehwag (175) to propel India to a mammoth 370 for four. Bangladesh managed 283 for nine.

Kohli, who led India to under-19 World Cup win in 2008, also became the first Indian to score a century on Cup debut. The century was also Kohli’s second unbeaten century against the neighbours.

Sehwag feels that Kohli “is a good prospect for India”.

“He has got five hundreds, and a hundred on his World Cup debut,” said Sehwag.

On his discussions with Kohli in the middle, Sehwag said: “Whenever we discuss things I say don’t throw your wicket. In the last Champions Trophy, he had thrown away his wicket against Pakistan and since then he has got five hundreds. So sometimes a small mention can make a whole lot of difference.”

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