Virat Kohli is undoubtedly World Cricket’s Biggest Batting Star,
His multiple, mind-boggling, batting feats keeps raising the bar,
Batting first, the Aussies had in this knockout game posted a total above par,
He arrived at the crease, when India’s target of 329, despite the brisk 70+ opening partnership, was still very far,
A match-winning 150 would he would score in that India-Australia war?
After such a knock would he blow kisses to Anushka Sharma, his girl yaar?
Those were the skyrocketing expectations Indian fans had about their Batting Caesar,
Like my daughter, who unable to resist temptation, would often reach for the Nutella jar,
He fished outside the offstump for balls from which he should have stayed afar,
His batting tempo appeared far slower than what he drove during the TV ad break: the car,
Pretty soon, the Aussie keeper easily caught an edge from his bat without a sweat or a scar!
With Rohit and Raina following him soon, India’s World Cup Celebration cake did char!
Rahane was out when his snick, amidst Sydney’s deafening noise, caught Steven Smith’s alert ear,
Maxwell’s direct hit caught out of the crease, India’s lone late warrior that night, Dhoni, the czar,
“In Sydney, the Indian batting became a chutney!” – this, the creative critics did roar,
It’s true all human heroes will at some point disappoint us: they are all hit by the sin tar,
That’s why we need to come in repentance and faith to the Christ, whom the Bible calls, “the bright morning star!”