Cut throat empty roads, solitary me in the street adjacent. Suddenly, I look around and find able companions. The long standing sun saying goodbye through the most convenient rays, white clouds emerging out from their daylight nemesis, the beam which is a result of their occupant collaboration.

Amidst them, I ain’t alone. 

Sometimes, you just have to stand up, look around and weee! It’s there, it’s always been there. I have been lazy enough to ignore it and it has in turn been a wierdo, staying discreet. Brightness is to be seen, energized and rejuvenated. I know, it’s always around lest I decide to keep myself deprived.   

Not a T20 guy but 2 on the trot brilliance and Kohli has bought me back in Cricket. Honestly, I have not watched such blemishless batting in a long long, very long time to come. First with Pakistan and then today, Kohli had an array of strokes in the diaspora that used to be visible in the Sachin-Dravid era. 

Pic Credits: India Today

 No offense but I take a lot of pride in the school of generation I come from. And, with the growing fondness for the T20 format, Cricket is a dying art. But, for players like Kohli, I see a semblance of the magic still alive. 

Cover drive, flattish square drive, the classic on drive, the flat pull and the hook, the flick on the leg. Kohli was brilliant today and showed why T20 must stay with all the good things the game has given us – authentic cricketing shots. No slam bang, no slogging, no bull shit. Just, pure, unadulterated game of Cricket.

Kohli’s innings today revived fond memories from my younger days and few epics from the stalwarts I grew up watching, adoring, falling in love with.

Viral Kohli – I don’t care if India doesn’t take home the trophy but I want your batting to enrich the basics of the game for which it is known and predates in.

No, I haven’t watched ‘The Revenant’ yet. But, sincerely, there were moments of severe brilliance for Leonardo DiCaprio when he could have.

I take this jab at him now, rather on the ones who said ‘no’ to him. I list down DiCaprio’s earlier performances that didn’t go down the red carpet way.

Django Unchained
As Calvin Candie, this was DiCaprio’s most accomplished performance. To tap it off, it was one of the most frightening and voracious acts I have seen in an American film. As the catalyst and the de noir of the script, he made us look breathless. More significantly, this was one of his best outside the Scorsese camp and his first with Tarantino.

The Wolf of Wall Street
Jordan Belfort isn’t a hero but was a mercurial genius with insatiable orgasm and in-gullible intent. DiCaprio was ‘Jordan’ personified and delivered a kick ass performance as the eccentric stock broker. Not Scorsese’s best but once again proved why he is the numero uno of wetted biopics.

J Edgar
Though this film is ridden with make up shambles, it was a tough film to make and an equally difficult character to play. As one of the most influential and controversial figures in American history, DiCaprio’s was a gutsy performance. Client Eastwood’s more capable film in the recent past, it was flawed but bold and invigorating.

Body of Lies
Not hugely celebrated due to the disturbing and coaxial content, but one of my better picks in DiCaprio’s career. Stylishly made with rude facts, DiCaprio as agent Roger Ferris was hugely courageous and equally vulnerable to the prevailing mayhem, his was a convincing act of valour in this less talked about Ridley Scott film.

Gangs of New York
Very early in his career but this Scorsese drama was the beginning for DiCaprio to take the plunge in to the big league. Though pitted with a very talented Daniel Day Lewis, he manages to fort well with some sizzling chemistry with Cameron Diaz. It also kicked off his illustrious collaboration with the legendary Scorsese.

Doesn’t matter which format, Ind Pak encounters are always a scorcher. With a packed Eden and a quality innings from Kohli ensured we seal this with comfortable elan. Thank you Kohli, for getting me watch T20!