Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, arguably, are the best two batsmen of India at present. The Captain and the Vice-captain duo has set themselves as the two pillars of Indian batting line-up. For the past 7-8 year, both have carried the Indian Team on their shoulder and stand neck and neck especially in limited overs cricket.
Recently, Brad Hogg, the former Australian spinner, compared Virat and Rohit. While terming it one of the toughest asks, the Australian picked Virat as the better one for his consistency and chasing track record.
“Well, Virat Kohli, because he’s more consistent when India have the big run chases as he stands up and delivers but you really can’t compare the two as they have different roles.
“Rohit’s role is to be aggressive against the new ball bowlers when field restrictions are at their least and Virat’s role is to bat through the innings and make sure he’s there at the end, so they complement each other,” Brad Hogg said while speaking on his official YouTube channel.
Virat Kohli debuted for India at a tender age of 19 and has been phenomenal since his debut. Virat has been a cult figure for handling pressure in chases. He also played a little crucial innings in the World Cup 2011 final before Dhoni took over.
On the other hand, Indian opener Rohit Sharma’s journey in international cricket has also been full of ups and downs. Rohit Sharma has been in team India since 2007. But Rohit Sharma could not make a permanent place in the team for the first six years.
The biggest debacle of his career was missing out on the 2011 World Cup team. Rohit Sharma, who was earlier part of 2007 World T20 winning team, took this ouster very seriously and came up as a leaner and stronger version of himself in 2013.
In 2013 Champions Trophy, the ‘Hit-man’ grabbed the opportunity both hands and since then, Rohit Sharma has been one of the best openers in the limited overs cricket. The Hit-Man has hit three double centuries in ODIs and four centuries in T20Is in this period. The 33-year old has been in prime form of his life. In last year Cricket World Cup, Rohit scored record 5-centuries to guide time India in finals of the tournament.