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?
Humor 204 // 29 Oct 2018, 18:13 IST SHARE What's the story?After winning the toss in the fourth ODI, India chose to bat first at the Brabourne stadium which is hosting its first ODI in twelve years. India got off to a decent start as Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma put together another half-century partnership for the first wicket.After the 71-run opening stand, Virat Kohli joined Rohit Sharma in the middle but the captain's dismissal at 101 brought Ambati Rayudu into the middle. For the third wicket, Rohit and Rayudu added 211 runs off 173 balls. The partnership helped India cross the 300-mark in the 43rd over itself.After scoring 162 off 137 balls, Rohit Sharma departed in the 44th over but Rayudu kept the scoreboard ticking. He scored his third ODI century off just 80 balls but was run out after reaching the landmark.After the wickets of the two centurions, a lot was expected of MS Dhoni but he got out after a small 15-ball 23 run cameo. When he … [Read more...] about Twitter erupts as centuries from Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu take India to 377/5 against West Indies
Top 5 / Top 10 27 Oct 2018, 16:25 IST SHARE India has always been gifted with batting duos like Sachin-Ganguly, Sachin-Sehwag, Sehwag-Gambhir, Gambhir-Kohli that dominated world cricket in their time. Now we are gifted with a top three which has been plundering bowling attacks all over the world out of which Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been scaling new heights with their run-scoring pyrotechnics. Virat has been a revelation in the 50 over format while Rohit’s ODI record which was miserable until Champions Trophy (CT) 2013, came his way.Captain Kohli and Vice-Captain Rohit have been so impressive that no other player can match their numbers in the last 6 years. This is why they are No.1 and No.2 ranked players in ICC batting rankings. Since 2013, Rohit has grown in stature as one of the best ODI openers.But he has always been playing second fiddle to Virat Kohli who has made the cricketing world to watch him in awe of his class and consistency. But if we dig in some … [Read more...] about 5 reasons why Rohit Sharma is no less than Virat Kohli in ODIs since 2013