Feature 20 Dec 2018, 18:52 IST SHARE Comparisons are inevitable in sports. People love to compare their favorite cricketers with each other, to have a better idea of who performs betters given any situation.There have been many such popular comparisons among cricketers in the past - Sachin vs Lara, Sachin vs Bradman, Sachin vs Ponting - the list goes on. It is said the higher the number of comparisons, the greater is the player.Even current cricketers have not been spared, with many of them being compared with each other as part of daily conversations - Smith vs Kohli, Kane vs Root, Kohli vs Rohit - again, it's an endless list.Comparisons usually arise when two cricketers perform at a similar level. But the research done to properly flesh out the comparison can also sometimes lead to the unearthing of a few striking coincidences.That is very much the case with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, two of the most dependable Indian batsman in limited overs cricket. Here is a look at the … [Read more...] about List of interesting coincidences between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli
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Feature 9 // 21 Nov 2018, 18:59 IST SHARE The Indian team’s Australian campaign got off to an inauspicious start as they lost the first T20I match at Brisbane by four runs. India’s two best batsmen, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma failed in this match, and it was no surprise that India lost despite some heroics from Shikhar Dhawan.The match exposed several inadequacies in the Indian team. If ever there was any sense of complacency in Team India, thanks to all pre-series talk of how weak this Australian team was, due to the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner, all that should have been washed away after this loss.In the bowling department, both the newbies, Krunal Pandya and Khaleel Ahmed, came crashing down to earth after their decent performances in the Windies series. This also shows how India may have erred in not going for a better bowler in Yuzvendra Chahal instead of the steady spin of Krunal Pandya that backfired in the … [Read more...] about Loss in first T20I exposes overdependence on Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli
Feature 44 // 01 Nov 2018, 12:42 IST SHARE Though both players and fans put team performance over an individual’s, there is no getting away from the fact that individual brilliance adds to the lure of a game. And if a team consists of world-class performers like the Indian cricket team is blessed to have now, such individuals garner a lot of excitement, in terms of their own outstanding performances as well in comparison with others.In the current Indian ODI batting line up, the two best performers are certainly Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, with Shikhar Dhawan a close third. Both Kohli and Rohit have lit up the ongoing ODI series against the West Indies with some scintillating batting, studded with breathtaking shots.In the four matches played so far, Kohli has scored 420 runs, which includes three consecutive centuries, the first such achievement by an Indian batsman. He has done that at an astounding average of 140. On the other hand, Rohit … [Read more...] about Can Rohit Sharma outperform Virat Kohli in the 5th ODI to win the Man of the Series Award?
News 84 // 11 Sep 2018, 20:28 IST SHARE Virat Kohli has proven himself to be one of the greatest batsmen of all-time with all his hard work and grit that he has shown towards the game. He has made fans all around the world with his not only his batting and captaincy but with his aggressiveness on the field as well.Some time back, such scenes were seen in the team's dressing room as well but during the ongoing Test series against England, rumours of disputes between the captain and other teammates started coming from the team's camp. Bold statements like 'team members are not happy with the skipper Virat Kohli' came into the media.Though this was discarded by the Indian players, today something unusual happened as Indian ODI team's vice-captain Rohit Sharma unfollowed Virat Kohli on Twitter and Instagram.The Mumbaikar was not selected in this series even after scoring two centuries in the recently concluded limited-overs series against England. Rohit … [Read more...] about Fans tensed as Rohit Sharma unfollows Virat Kohli on Twitter and Instagram
Rohit Sharma, who finished T20I series by scoring a century in the decider, has revealed that KL Rahul’s batting position would be determined by where Virat Kohli wants to bat. He appreciated the performances put in by the youngsters stating that it was heartening to see their match-winning efforts. Virat Kohli has a phenomenal record batting at No 3 but KL Rahul has impressed one and all with his performance in the T20 Internationals coming in Kohli's usual one down role. The skipper dropped himself to No 4 for the T20s against Ireland and England, but there has been no clarity on whether the Indian team would follow the same strategy in the 50 over format as well. However, Rohit Sharma has stated that Rahul’s batting position against England in the three-match ODI series would primarily depend on where skipper Virat Kohli wants to bat. "Speaking of Rahul batting at 3 or 4, I don't know where he'll bat in ODIs. Certainly, he has been in great form. We have got … [Read more...] about Rohit Sharma insists Virat Kohli’s batting position will determine KL Rahul’s spot