Brendon Thorne via Getty Images
INDRANIL MUKHERJEE via Getty Images
So in the patriarchal perspective Dhoni has risen many notches (abstention, sacrifice and national duty above all) while the challenger to his captaincy, Kohli, is seen as an easy prey to temptresses of various hues.
Having fought three major wars and having been pitted several times against each other in cricket's biggest competition - the World Cup - India and Pakistan haven't lost their zeal to bring down the other. It is almost a matter of life or death for the teams. The tension on the field is palpable, and it is not unusual for a verbal missile or two to fly by.