The Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Indian opener Rohit Sharma, are currently the best batsmen around the world. Both of them have gone on to become the modern legends of this game and the most important players in the Indian cricket team. Both the cricketers are known for giving nightmares to the oppositions.
Both of them being the best in their work has always to the debate in the cricketing fraternity to pick the best between the two. Recently, the former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir gave his verdict over the same and picked Rohit Sharma as the best ever white-ball cricketer.
Well, in an interview, while showering praises on the ‘Hitman Sharma’ said that he has an edge over the Indian skipper. He had said:
“I think he (Rohit) is the best white-ball cricketer in the world right now. He is not the greatest overall but at the moment he is the best. He is the only player to have hit 3 ODI double hundreds, 5 World Cup hundreds (in one edition) and he is also the only player, who once gets past 100-run mark, people say that he missed a double century,”
However, his comment didn’t go down well with the fans of the Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who is currently the number 1 batsman in the world. Fans started trolling the former cricketer for underestimating Virat Kohli.
Now, Gautam Gambhir has come out with an explanation of why he picked Rohit Sharma as the best white-ball cricketer in the world. As per Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli is better as far as the overall stats are concerned but it all depends on the reputation that Rohit Sharma has earned as compared to his counterparts. He said:
“It is very difficult to compare both of them. Virat Kohli is unbelievable. His stats prove that. But when your reputation is such that when you get out after a hundred, people say he has missed out on double hundred, that speaks volumes about you,”