‘Saw it with Gavaskar-Kapil, Tendulkar-Ganguly’: BCCI on Kohli vs Rohit debate | Cricket

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are not only the batting superstars of Indian cricket, but also the two biggest alpha males. Among the current crop of players, Kohli and Rohit’s records stand out and both have played a significant role in the success of Indian cricket over the past decade. As Kohli went from a promising youngster to become India’s biggest hitter of the current generation, Rohit’s career took a huge turn when he became an opener in 2013. The rest as they say is history as Rohit and Kohli went on to dominate world cricket.

Rohit and Kohli’s popularity is skyrocketing, so much so that fans on social media are so loyal to one that they sometimes turn their backs on the other. The Kohli vs Rohit debate is nothing new, but one that keeps popping up every now and then. In the past, there have been reports of the two-star cricketers disagreeing, but that now seems to be a thing of the past. But still, parts of people on social media are bringing up the topic to fuel the debate over Rohit vs Kohli.

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BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal shared his views on the matter pointing out that this whole idea of ​​who is the best hitter between the two is only coming from the public and through social media, and the board does not differentiate between Kohli and Rohit, or anyone else for that matter.

“We never think about it. It’s the passion of fans that drives them and this debate. If you’re attached to an emotion, you tend to say all that. And social media is a platform where you can talk about everything. can talk. They speak their heart out because there are no restrictions. That’s why people think it will last. We saw the same thing with Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev, or later between Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar. On social media, things are amplifying in a extent people believe this is all true,” Dhumal told veteran journalist Vimal Kumar on his YouTube channel.

Kohli and Rohit have legendary individual records, of course, but by hitting together, the two have formed formidable partnerships. In terms of the highest number of partnerships in a career, Kohli and Rohit are eight, and only the third pair behind Sachin Tendulkar-Sourav Ganguly and Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan.

Kohli and Rohit have batted together in 82 innings, scoring 4914 runs at an average of 63.81. This includes 15 fifty and 18th century partnerships with a best of 246 – which is one of five 200-run partnerships that Kohli and Rohit have put together.


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