I had always believed that modern era of batsmanship was of two kinds: one in the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and the other kind in the likes of Rahul Dravid, Steve Waugh. But then I saw this new guy. This guy’s batting showcased pure arrogance; you bowl short then he will hook it instead of ducking it; he had the textbook covered, but still he would play shots that cannot be taught; he intimidates bowlers; this guy would sabotage even the best of the best. Only then I realized I had seen a third kind; somewhere close to the likes of Sir Viv Richards. That guy was born as Kevin Pietersen.