It is difficult to judge a better batsman between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli: Harbhajan Singh
If Rohit works a tad harder, he can leave Kohli behind with the amount of capability he has.
Updated - Oct 23, 2018 1:14 pm
Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma put up an unbelievable show against the Windies in the 1st ODI. While the former registered his 36th ODI century, his partner registered his 20th one. The duo added 246 runs together to help the side get over the winning line with ease. The No. 1 and No. 2 ICC ODI batsmen have impressed Harbhajan Singh massively as he feels that both of them are the best at the moment.
Bhajji was bowled over by the sheer brilliance that was on display. He said that it is tough to select the better of the two when they bat together. Further, he went on to add that both of them were No. 1 according to him.
“Rohit Sharma is a player of a different level. When Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma play, it is difficult to judge who is better. The No.1 and No.2 ranking is justified for them and for me…both of them are No.1. The pair is No.1 and whenever they bat together, they dominate,” said Harbhajan Singh while speaking to India Today.
Bhajji heaps a lot of praise on Virat
The Punjab cricketer also said that it appeared as if Virat was batting on a different track altogether. He made a keen observation that the Indian skipper only plays his shots on the ground most of the times. Hence, the bowlers will have to bowl very good deliveries to get him out.
“It looked like Virat Kohli was batting on a different wicket altogether. It looked like he came to dominate and won’t stop. The amount of hard work Virat has put in on his game, he doesn’t’ give chances. He plays down the ground mostly, doesn’t play much-lofted shots. So, his game is so strong that to get him out, you need to bowl a really good delivery.
“Virat Kohli is getting better day-by-day and nobody knows how to get him out really and I feel, when he stops playing, nobody can break them that easily,” added the 38-year-old. Harbhajan Singh also noted that if there is anyone who could come close to Virat, it has to be Rohit Sharma.
“Virat’s numbers have grown over the last couple of years and if I say there is anybody near him, I’ll have to say Rohit. If I say Rohit isn’t as good a player as Virat, it’ll be unfair on him. Both are No.1 players,” he said.