Rohit Sharma or Virat Kohli? Brad Hogg chooses a better white ball cricketer among India’s standout duo

Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma? Who is the better white ball cricketer? | Photo credit: AP

Key highlights

  • Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are two of India’s most trusted batsmen in white ball cricket
  • Virat Kohli has an average of over 50 in all three game formats
  • Rohit Sharma was the highest run-getter at the 2019 ICC World Championship

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are two of the best batsmen India has right now. The duo have been in great shape in all formats and have scored multiple hits for India over the years. While Kohli is currently the number one batsman in ODIs, Rohit is in second place. The Hitman continued to increase his shares after his hit heroes at the 2019 ICC World Championship.

Known for his aggressive punching style, Rohit had a fantastic campaign with Willow at the Showpiece event in England and Wales when he scored a staggering 648 runs in nine games to finish as the best run-getter at the World Cup. He was also the first batsman in history to score 5 centuries in a single world championship.

Kohli, meanwhile, has been one of the most consistent run-getters for India, with both ODIs and T20Is. The Indian skipper averages more than 50 in all three formats and is currently considered one of the best batsmen in the world. Recently, former Australian weirdo Brad Hogg revealed who he says is the best white ball cricketer between Kohli and Rohit.

Both Kohli and Rohit have been a force to be reckoned with in limited overs and continue to impress with their hunger for runs. However, Hogg believes that the Indian skipper ousted his limited-overs substitute due to his impeccable consistency. However, Hogg admitted that the two are difficult to compare as they were brilliant for India.

“Well Virat Kohli because he’s more consistent when India has the big chases when he gets up and delivers, but you really can’t compare the two as they have different roles,” Hogg said on a Youtube video.

“Rohit’s role is to be aggressive with the new ball bowlers when the field constraints are the lowest and Virat’s role is to hit through the innings and make sure he ends up there for them to complement each other,” added he added.

The standout Indian duo would have been in action in the new Indian Premier League (IPL) season in which they were to lead their respective teams. However, the coronavirus crisis has postponed the IPL indefinitely. Both Kohli and Rohit are currently at home spending time with their family.

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