Herschelle Gibbs Rates Virat Kohli Over Rohit Sharma As A Batsman

Herschelle Gibbs Rates Virat Kohli Over Rohit Sharma As A Batsman

Herschelle Gibbs
Herschelle Gibbs. Image-Getty

Former South Africa opener, Herschelle Gibbs is certain who is rates higher between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, and he chooses the former. Herschelle Gibbs revealed his choice after the completion of the second T20I between India and England in Ahmedabad on Sunday which the hosts won by seven wickets.

Virat Kohli shut down his detractors with a sublime half-century after securing consecutive ducks. In a chase of 165 runs, India lost KL Rahul early. However, Kohli joined hands with debutant Ishan Kishan, who blasted the England bowlers to notch up his maiden fifty while Kohli played the anchor role.

After Kishan’s dismissal, Rishabh Pant carried on the momentum before Kohli took finished the game with a maximum as India level the series.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli [Image-BCCI]

Herschelle Gibbs picks Virat Kohli over Rohit Sharma

The Indian skipper finished the game with a boundary and a six off the bowling of Chris Jordan. He dispatched both the deliveries onto the leg-side boundary, between fine leg and deep square leg, with immaculate wrist work.

Herschelle Gibbs took to Twitter to express his astonishment at Kohli’s much-revered wrists after he hit those two shots.

“There’s @imVkohli with that flick again” Gibbs tweeted.

A fan then asked the South African about who he rates higher between Kohli and Rohit. The former opener was quick to respond with “Virat def” (definitely).

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma. Image-Twitter.

The debate over who is the better batsman has been going on for a while now, in particular in limited-overs cricket. While in Test cricket, despite Rohit’s recent success at home and in Australia, he stands miles behind the skipper – however, in limited-overs cricket, not only Rohit matches eye to eye with Kohli, he has a claim to the greatest ever opener as well.

While Kohli has the consistency to show over a decade, Rohit’s single-handedly match-winning capability has put him in a league of his own. Apart from their batting prowess, both the players have been compared for their captaincy as well – especially with India losing two knockout ICC games under Kohli, and Royal Challengers Bangalore not winning a single title, compared to Mumbai Indians’ 5 IPL trophies under the leadership of Rohit Sharma.

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