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Rohit Sharma vs Virat Kohli Who is Better Batsman?

By Rohit - February 22, 2023 - Last updated on Feb 22, 2023 09:44 AM
Rohit Sharma vs Virat Kohli Who is Better Batsman?

Image Source: Twitter/ Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma has been the captain of the Indian cricket team in the limited-overs format since 2017, and he has led the team to victory in several major tournaments, including the Asia Cup in 2018 and 2019, the Nidahas Trophy in 2018, and the T20 World Cup in 2021. He is known for his calm and composed demeanor on the field, and his ability to make tactical decisions based on the situation.

After the 2021 T20 World Series, the Indian team has transitioned from the Ravi Shastri era to the Rahul Dravid era under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. The team has also appointed Rohit Sharma as the leader for the shorter formats of the game. As the Mumbai captain, Rohit brings with him vast winning experience from the Indian T20 League, and he will look to utilize this experience for the national team. The following is a comparison of Rohit's performance over the years versus Virat, presented in numerical form.

Rohit Sharma vs Virat Kohli Stats Comparison

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are both excellent cricketers and have had success as captains of the Indian cricket team. It is difficult to say who is the better captain between the two as they have different styles of captaincy and have achieved success in different formats of the game.

Rohit vs Kohli in Test

Stat Rohit Sharma Virat Kohli
Match 43 96
Innings 74 162
Runs 3047 7765
Avg 46.87 51.08
Hundred 8 27
Fifty 14 27
Best 212 254

advantage over Rohit Sharma. This is due to the fact that Rohit has played only half the number of matches in the longest format compared to Kohli, who has been and still is the cornerstone of Indian batting in Test cricket. Additionally, Rohit has had to contend with other strong contenders such as Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, and Shikhar Dhawan for the test opener position.

Rohit vs Kohli in ODI

StatRohit SharmaVirat Kohli

Over the years, Virat Kohli has established himself as the chase master and has played a slightly greater number of matches in the 50-over format than Rohit Sharma. However, in recent times, Rohit has outperformed Kohli in One Day Internationals (ODIs) for India, particularly in World Tournaments. It should also be noted that as an opener, Rohit is sometimes required to build innings and cannot always go for big hits, which can account for the slight differences in average and strike rate.

Rohit vs Kohli in T20

StatRohit SharmaVirat Kohli

Compared to Kohli, Rohit has played more T20 games for India and has also scored more hundreds in this format, whereas Kohli has yet to score a T20 century. However, it should be noted that T20 is a shorter format of the game, and Rohit, as an opener, has the advantage of facing more balls per game, which could explain his higher number of centuries.

Rohit vs Kohli in Indian T20 League

StatRohit SharmaVirat Kohli

While Kohli's statistics are still superior to Rohit's, there is an interesting aspect where Rohit outperforms Kohli. Kohli has never won the Indian T20 League title, while Rohit has won it five times as the captain of Mumbai.

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