For Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma ‘best’
Former India opener Gautam Gambhir feels that Rohit Sharma has been able to make more impact in white-ball cricket compared to Virat Kohli despite Indian skipper’s staggering statistics in shorter formats.
Gambhir, however, believes that Kohli will end up scoring more runs than Rohit.
“... for me white-ball cricket is all about impact. Kohli will end up getting many more runs than Rohit, and Kohli is among the greatest right now, but Rohit has an edge over Kohli because of the impact he has had,” Gambhir was quoted as saying by the India Today website.
“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 he gets out after scoring a 100, people say he missed a double century.”
Talking further about Kohli and Rohit, the 2011 World Cup winner said: “It is very difficult to compare both of them. 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.”
Rohit has scored 9115 runs from 224 ODIs at an average of 49.27 at a strike rate of 88.92. He has 29 hundreds and 43 fifties to his name. In T20Is, Rohit has scored 2273 runs from 108 matches at an average of 32.62 and a strike rate of 138.78.