Virat Kohli got the better of Rohit Sharma by a whisker as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat Mumbai Indians (MI) in the IPL 2020 clash on Monday. Kohli however has a questionable record in the IPL as he is still to guide RCB to their maiden IPL triumph. Rohit Sharma, on the contrary, has done it four times.
Former England captain-turned-pundit Michael Vaughan lauded Kohli and Rohit for being incredible cricketers in the current generation. He however mentioned that the Mumbai player is a magnificent T20 captain and very smart as a leader. Vaughan also mentioned that Rohit plans the T20 game better than Kohli, who is still trying to get his feet in the format as a leader.
“Incredible cricketers. Two greats of the game Rohit Sharma for me is a magnificent T20 captain. He is a little bit calmer and a little bit cooler. He is very smart as a leader,” Michael Vaughan told Gaurav Kapoor in Cricbuzz.
“I think in T20 cricket, I think he has got a better plan on how to play the game. I still feel Virat is still trying to find his feet in how to play as a leader in T20 cricket.”
Mumbai Indians have been the most successful team in IPL history. They have clinched the IPL title four times under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. CSK are the second most successful team with three titles to their name.
IPL 2020 will be played entirely in UAE due to the pandemic situation forcing the cricket board to host the tournament away from India. Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah will be the three venues used for the tournament. Dream 11 have been named as the sponsor for the upcoming season of the tournament after VIVO pulled out.