BCCI Official Finally Settles The Rohit Sharma vs Virat Kohli Debate
By CricShots - Aug 5, 2022 2:38 pm
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Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are not only the stalwarts of Indian cricket but also its two biggest alpha males. Among the current crop of cricketers, their records stand out and both have been instrumental in Indian cricket’s success in the last decade. While Kohli, from a promising youngster, emerged into India’s greatest batter of the current generation, Rohit’s career took a massive turn for the good when he was promoted to open the innings in 2013.

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Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma

The rest, as they say, is history as Rohit and Kohli have been dominating world cricket. Rohit and Kohli’s popularity soars through the roof, so much so that fans on social media are so loyal to one that at times they turn against each other. The Kohli vs Rohit debate is nothing new but one that keeps emerging every now and then. In the past, there have been reports of the two stalwarts of the game not seeing eye to eye but all that seems to be a thing of the past now.

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Sharing his views on the debate, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal pointed out that this whole idea of who is the better batter between the two cricketers has only stemmed from the public and through social media, and that the board does not differentiate between Kohli and Rohit, or anyone else for that matter.

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Arun Dhumal

During a recent chat with journalist, Vimal Kumar, the BCCI official said. “We never think about it. It is the passion of fans that drives them and this debate. When you are attached to an emotion, then you tend to say all that. And social media is a platform where you can talk about anything. They speak their heart out because there are no restrictions.”

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He further added, “That is why people think it persists. We saw the same with Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev, or later between Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar. On social media, matters amplify to an extent that people believe all this is true.”

Virat Kohli and Rohit Kohli have stitched formidable partnerships over the years. They batted together in 82 innings and scored 4914 runs at an average of 63.81. This includes 15 fifty and 18 century partnerships with a best of 246 – which is one of the five 200-run partnerships Kohli and Rohit have put together.