Both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are rated as one of the best batsmen around the world. Both have a different style of batting but when it comes to dominating the opposition, the duo does it with perfection.
With Virat taking a break after the Sri Lanka Test series, Rohit was handed the responsibility of leading the side. He not only did a superb job as captain but went on to better it with his batting. A double century in Mohali ODI followed by joint-fastest century off 35 balls in Indore bear testimony to Rohit’s abilities as a batsman. And former India chairman of selectors Sandeep Patil even feels that Rohit is currently a better batsman than his captain.
“Virat Kohli fans might not like it but I have to say Rohit Sharma is currently the better batsman,” Patil was quoted as saying by ABP News.
“Virat is definitely a great batsman, no doubt about it. He is India’s best Test batsman but when it comes to limited overs cricket, Rohit is ahead of him,” he added.
Patil further explains that when it comes to limited-overs cricket, this year Rohit has been ahead. He also believes that Kohli will score a lot of runs on the upcoming tour of South Africa.
“I’m sure Virat’ going to come back from break and score lots of runs in South Africa but when we talk about limited overs cricket this year, Rohit has been unbelievable. People may say he has played more matches against Sri Lanka but so has Virat. Whether he is playing only as a batsman or as captain Rohit has proved he is best at the moment.” Patil said.
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