When they first donned the Indian colours, the likes of Ms Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh were self-assured, resilient, fiercely talented and more. Today, though, Virat Kohli seems to have outmoded his predecessors in a manner that has made him the face of Indian cricket's next generation. He has scored 13 centuries in 90 ODI matches.
I've been impressed with his consistency. Pakistan has Umar Akmal and Shahid Afridi -- high impact players but sadly, and largely, unreliable. When they click, it's game over for the opposition but that is often too rare. Kohli almost always makes contributions to the team total. He's a player to watch over the next decade.