Sohail Khan: Former Pakistani fast bowler chose Rohit Sharma as a superior hitter to Virat Kohli. Sohail examined the differences between the two stars of the Indian cricket team while speaking on the “Nadir Ali Podcast” show on YouTube before praising Rohit as the better batsman.
The fast bowler remarked that Kohli is a “very big batter” and heavily depends on his fitness, whereas Rohit Sharma scores with his bat and relies more on boundaries and sixes. He picked up five wickets during the India vs. Pakistan match at the ICC World Cup 2015.
“I admire Kohli because he is a powerful batsman. As a bowler, I believe Rohit Sharma to be a much superior hitter. His execution is excellent. He plays the ball really late, as though he has all the time in the world.”
Kohli scores runs based on his physical condition. If he scores one run, he is prepared to do so again right away. That’s not what Rohit does. After scoring one run, he doesn’t even attempt to add another. Rohit uses his bat to score. Kohli scores runs between the wickets and with the bat. Again, this is advantageous because when you are physically healthy, you reflect naturally, he continued.
Sohail Khan’s remarks on Rohit Sharma
Sohail Khan, a former fast bowler for Pakistan, made headlines recently after recounting an incident in which he and Virat Kohli got into a verbal altercation on the pitch and exchanged words during a tense match.
The two cricketers with the most talent in the world are Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Both hitters are geniuses on their own and have led India to wins on numerous occasions one-handedly.
Although they are both essential members of the Indian side, there is still debate on Kohli and Rohit’s bat skills. Due to his unmatched stats in every format, the former India captain can be suggested in this context.
From a bowler’s perspective, Rohit Sharma is a “much superior batsman,” according to Pakistani pacer Sohail Khan.
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Debate with stats
When discussing the 2015 World Cup match between India and Pakistan on the Nadir Ali Podcast, Khan praised Rohit Sharma, saying that he had superior technique than Virat Kohli. Looking back on the game, Kohli was the best Indian batsman in terms of run production. He scored 107 runs off 126 deliveries for a century.
Rohit, on the other hand, was dismissed for just 15 runs. It’s interesting to note that both Indian hitters were taken out by Khan, who finished that match with his best bowling statistic of 5/55.
Recalling the hotly contested draw, Khan called Kohli a “big hitter”, but admitted that he viewed Sharma as a better bowler due to his commendable skill and technique.
He explained why: “He plays the ball very late, as he always had all-time in the world. For the last 10 to 12 years, he had dominated world cricket.”