Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are two of the best modern-day batters in the Indian team. It is natural that both get compared to each other time and again. Both of them have fallen off their peak a little in recent years, with Kohli not getting a century since November 2019.
Pakistan opening batter Imam-ul-Haq has joined the long list of players to have spoken on the Virat Kohli vs Rohit Sharma debate. The Pakistan batter believes that Rohit Sharma is more talented than Virat Kohli. Talking to SAMAA News, he said, “I feel that the amount of talent Allah has given to Rohit Sharma, he has not given it to Virat Kohli perhaps. I have seen both of them bat, it seems like Rohit is batting in a replay. He has a lot of time. The first time I realised the true meaning of timing because I mostly field at point and I get to know. Virat Kohli has batted in front of me, so has Rohit Sharma but Rohit has been gifted a lot of time by Allah.”
Imam-ul-Haq also hoped to produce the kind of performances the Indian captain does. “He is one player who can change the game in two seconds. When he is set, he can hit at will. My wish is to give as influential performances like Rohit. If I play that style of cricket for Pakistan, I would be very happy,” he added.
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Virat Kohli did not feature in the first ODI against England where India steamrolled the English side. The ex-captain is thought to be carrying a niggle and looks uncertain for the second ODI as well. Talking of the first ODI, India defeated England by a huge 10-wicket margin after getting them out at just 110. Jasprit Bumrah came up with a career-best performance of 6/19 and got four England batters on a duck. Indian and England play the second ODI on July 14th at the Lords Cricket Ground, London.