India has a great depth in their batting line-up and this has started a new competition for a healthy reason within the team. There has been a huge debate on being the best between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. The latter batsman is no doubt a force to reckon in the ODI and test cricket but Rohit Sharma has given tough competition when it comes to T20 cricket.
Rohit recently became the highest run getter in T20 format after he surpassed New Zealand’s Martin Guptill. Virat Kohli is at the number four spot which ekes out Rohit ahead in the race.
Virat has not won a single IPL trophy for a heavyweight team like Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL while Rohit Sharma has won three IPL trophies with Mumbai Indians.
To get an expert opinion on the much anticipated debate, former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has stepped up and picked the best between the two.
“That’s a tricky question. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are tremendous players and both are match-winners. Both are class players and their records speak for themselves. Rohit Sharma is supremely talented while Virat Kohli is a hard-working cricketer. Maybe, Kohli is not as talented at Rohit but his hard-work and passion have taken him to where he is right now. So, it’s tough for me to pick who’s a better batsman. I will not be able to answer this question. But both play for India, that’s what matters,” Harbhajan Singh told Sports Tak.
Harbhajan further said that Rohit Sharma is in all sort of luxury to notch hundreds in the shortest format of the game as he can attack right from the word “go”. While, Virat has to contain himself and play slow after India lose early wickets.
“Rohit has scored so many hundreds in T20Is because he opens the innings and he gets to play that many deliveries. Virat Kohli sometimes has to play slow at the start of his innings after India lose early wickets. And, when he gets a set platform, 15-16 overs are already over. So we should not look at the stats but look at how much these two players have contributed playing for India,” Harbhajan said.