[PICTURES] Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma, whom do you rate higher as a batter & captain and why?

Whom do you rate higher as a batter & captain?


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Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma both have an illustrious cricket careers with many individuals and team accolades. But as a batter and captain whom would you prefer over the order.

While both led to some tournaments Final and Semi-Final, but still there was a hugh gap in their technique and tactics as captain. While one played with a safety first and individualistic approach, the other played with more team centric approach highlighting fearless brand of cricket. So as a cricket fan whom do you would rate higher among these two?
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Virat in tests. His bowling strategy was awesome.

Rohit in LOIs.

Virat with a better batting plan while captaining Lois would have clinched a couple of trophies. Shastri was a yes man
 
Kohli as a batter in all formats.
Rohit as captain in LOIs, Kohli as captain in Tests.

However, Rohit is an all time great of the game in white ball himself.
 
Both captaincy and batting for Rohit. For me he’s the best batsmen in the world in the limited overs formats. Free flowing, aggressive batsman right at the top and calm on the field as a captain.
 
"Rohit Sharma Is Far Better Batsman Than Virat Kohli": Ex-Pakistan Pacer Sohail Khan weighs in on debate:

“I respect Kohli because he is very big batsman. But as bowler, I feel Rohit Sharma is a far better batsman than him. His technique is superb. He plays the ball very late, like he has all the time in the world,”

“Kohli scores runs based on his fitness. If he scores one run, he is immediately ready for the next. Rohit doesn't do that. He scores one run and doesn't even try for the next. Rohit scores with his bat. Kohli scores with his bat and by running between the wickets. Again, that is a good thing because when you are that fit, you reflects automatically,”

Source: NDTV
 
This is very simple T20 cricket Rohit has always been better, the other two formats Virat.
 
"Rohit Sharma Is Far Better Batsman Than Virat Kohli": Ex-Pakistan Pacer Sohail Khan weighs in on debate:

“I respect Kohli because he is very big batsman. But as bowler, I feel Rohit Sharma is a far better batsman than him. His technique is superb. He plays the ball very late, like he has all the time in the world,”

“Kohli scores runs based on his fitness. If he scores one run, he is immediately ready for the next. Rohit doesn't do that. He scores one run and doesn't even try for the next. Rohit scores with his bat. Kohli scores with his bat and by running between the wickets. Again, that is a good thing because when you are that fit, you reflects automatically,”

Source: NDTV
Same guy who said “Kohli hoga Ghar ka Kohli”?
 
Yep but he removed Kohli too in CWC 2015. Anyways whom do you rate high bro?
Kohli got a 100 that game lol , I hated Rohit from 2008-2013 with a passion but he turned a leaf and I must say I liked him more from 2019-2024.. so can’t really give a straight forward answer as both have had huge impact and were amazing at different times..

They are not similar batsmen and have different abilities..
 
Kohli as a batter in all formats.
Rohit as captain in LOIs, Kohli as captain in Tests.

However, Rohit is an all time great of the game in white ball himself.
Kohli got a 100 that game lol , I hated Rohit from 2008-2013 with a passion but he turned a leaf and I must say I liked him more from 2019-2024.. so can’t really give a straight forward answer as both have had huge impact and were amazing at different times..

They are not similar batsmen and have different abilities..
Most of indians do become diplomatic here but as an outsider it's easy to pick Rohit of late as he has improved a lot since 2013 turn around by Dhoni
 
Most of indians do become diplomatic here but as an outsider it's easy to pick Rohit of late as he has improved a lot since 2013 turn around by Dhoni
Not diplomatic but it’s hard to choose.. due to memories Kohli in T20 2012-2016 was a beast unlike anyone for us. The consistency was insane
 
Yep but he removed Kohli too in CWC 2015. Anyways whom do you rate high bro?
But Kohli was already scored a century . Anyways Kohli is better batsman than Rohit in all formats but Rohit also one of the best batsman in limited over formats.

Kohli is a GOAT .
 
Kohli was never a good captain in LOI. He is just physically aggressive. Not tactically aggressive. Having said that in LOI even Rohit is just okay. In T20 Rohit is better. BUt in ODI s MSD is better than all. Rohit has an 80% win record in T20 internatinals. That is insane record. Kohli is a great Test captain though wiht minor issues
 
Kohli was never a good captain in LOI. He is just physically aggressive. Not tactically aggressive. Having said that in LOI even Rohit is just okay. In T20 Rohit is better. BUt in ODI s MSD is better than all. Rohit has an 80% win record in T20 internatinals. That is insane record. Kohli is a great Test captain though wiht minor issues
Rohit MI stint as captain helped him a lot here
 
Both made immense contributions to Indian cricket. Kohli is a better batsmen and more clutch. Rohit was more exciting as he was unstoppable once set. There is assurance when Kohli is batting. As captains, Kohli.changed the fortunes of the test team. His insistence on fast bowlers meant India started winning overseas tests. Rohit's captaincy changed the approach of limited overs teams. He started showing this in 2023 WC and was rewarded with thr 2024 world cup.
 
Rohit MI stint as captain helped him a lot here
Yes all the key moments he grabbed in this world cup were striaght out of MI template. The biggest choke he inflicted on CSK in 2019 is a case in point against rampant Shane watson. Bumrah was the main guy even then. Malinga was destroyed by opposition. His 3 overs went for 43 runs. He was running out of ideas defending a paltry total. Once again Bumrah saved him in 19th over finished with 2 for 14 in 4 overs. He trusted Malinga for 20th over. He finished the job.
 
Yes all the key moments he grabbed in this world cup were striaght out of MI template. The biggest choke he inflicted on CSK in 2019 is a case in point against rampant Shane watson. Bumrah was the main guy even then. Malinga was destroyed by opposition. His 3 overs went for 43 runs. He was running out of ideas defending a paltry total. Once again Bumrah saved him in 19th over finished with 2 for 14 in 4 overs. He trusted Malinga for 20th over. He finished the job.
Kohli's worst ever captaincy decision included not opening with Bumrah against Pakistan in T20 WC 2021, Rohit was a poor indian national captain initially with so much anger against players. He improved visibly last year
 
Kohli is an all round better batter but Rohit's more destructive. It's very difficult to come close to Rohit's clean hitting.

Opinions about captaincy are very subjective. Yesterday Rohit made a massive blunder sticking with Axar and almost lost the match for India. But these things get forgotten in wins .
 
Kohli is an all round better batter but Rohit's more destructive. It's very difficult to come close to Rohit's clean hitting.

Opinions about captaincy are very subjective. Yesterday Rohit made a massive blunder sticking with Axar and almost lost the match for India. But these things get forgotten in wins .
Under Kohli Indian batting in Test plummetted. But biggest plus is Fast bowling thrived. India was breathing fire overseas.
 
Its sharma for me in LOIs. He is a better version of sehwag that would scare me as bowler if I were to bowl against him. Can take the game away within the first few overs or lay an easy platform for the rest to follow.
 
Its sharma for me in LOIs. He is a better version of sehwag that would scare me as bowler if I were to bowl against him. Can take the game away within the first few overs or lay an easy platform for the rest to follow.
Sehwag had an ego to his batting that both worked for him and against him. Rohit doesn't have that.
 
Kohli has achieved some remarkable things as test captain that are unprecedented in the history of Indian cricket. When Kohli, took over, India were hometrack bullies that used to get bashed every time they toured SENA. Not only did he make India an even bigger and more invincible force at home, he also made them competitive in SEN̶A (minus the N) and lead them to their maiden test series win in Australia. Which in my opinion is the most significant achievement ever by an Asian test captain.
 
Kohli easily. As an all format batsman, he is peerless. Scaled the biggest peak around 2017/18 and nobody comes close to the chase master. With regards to captaincy I’d give rohit the edge because he seems to make the players much more comfortable and extract the most out of them.
 
Kohli was easily one of the best Test captains India had. He brought the fast bowler culture that India is benefiting from now.

Rohit is the better white ball captain.
 
Rohit in white ball >> Virat as a captain
Rohit in red ball = Virat as captain
Virat in white ball > Rohit as a batsman
Virat in red ball >> Rohit as a batsman.
 
Rohit in white ball >> Virat as a captain
Rohit in red ball = Virat as captain
Virat in white ball > Rohit as a batsman
Virat in red ball >> Rohit as a batsman.
You missed one thing Rohit>> Virat as batsman in T20s
 
This one is tough as their both very different.

Test captain = Kohli
Test player = Kohli

Odi captain = Rohit
Odi player= Kohli but In terms of Impact and playing monster innings it's Rohit.

T20 captain= Rohit
T20 player= Kohli from the 2014-2016 era, Currently it's Rohit.
 
Kohli as a batter in all formats and it’s not even close, anyone who thinks it is doesn’t understand cricket.

For captaincy its Kohli in tests and Rohit in lois
 
Peaks of Rohit are higher than Kohli.

Hitting a 258 in ODI requires an insane amount of talent.

Rohit is quite underrated as a batsmen.

People often compare Babar to him because Kohli comparisons are absurd.

But people don't realize that Babar is a nobody in front of Rohit; Rohit wipes the floor with Babar and then some.

Even Kohli can't match Rohit peaks.

That tells you all about Rohit as a batsmen.
 
Naah, Kohli is better as test captain. But Rohit is good also.
Kohli started the dominance but the success he enjoyed was largely the result of some individual brilliance. That is why the Indians also defeated Aussies under Rahane
 
Peaks of Rohit are higher than Kohli.

Hitting a 258 in ODI requires an insane amount of talent.

Rohit is quite underrated as a batsmen.

People often compare Babar to him because Kohli comparisons are absurd.

But people don't realize that Babar is a nobody in front of Rohit; Rohit wipes the floor with Babar and then some.

Even Kohli can't match Rohit peaks.

That tells you all about Rohit as a batsmen.
Hitman(rohit) vs Stats fraud(babar), Who do you think will win?
 
Don't know about results but intent wise Kholi is the best Test Captain ever to have played the game.... :akhtar
 
For white ball i will vote for Rohit sharma as a captain and for Red ball Virat kohli would be my pick!
 
Kohli the better batsman and Sharma is the better captain.

Any other opinion is objectively inaccurate.
 
Kohli's budhapa has made the world forget what he was as a batsman pre COVID. There's no contest, Kohli the batsman easily surpasses Rohit in any format.
 
Rohit will be the captain any day above Virat while Virat will be the batter who I would pick over rohit not because he has broken records and all, but because he was a beast of a player, especially while chasing.
 
Suresh Raina spoke to a local media outlet and said:

“I request the BCCI to retire jerseys No.18 and No.45. They need to have a special occasion where they keep these jersey numbers in their office. The number 7 is already retired, they should do the same for 18 and 45.”

“Every person who sees the number should get motivated. The numbers 18 and 45 have won India games from so many situations that whichever player comes into the team, they should feel motivated by just looking at these numbers.”
 
Rohit marginally in lois.

Kohli in tests by a lot. Kohli was brilliant in tests. Cultivated the fast bowling culture. Under him, we started to win some matches in abroad consistently (compared to whitewashed earlier) and gave fight to the last moment. His home record is near immortal losing only 2 matches out of 24.
 
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Rohit is one of the top five ODI openers ever while also being quite good in the other two formats. But as a batsman, there is a big gap between him and Kohli in every format.

As far as captaincy goes, Kohli is a comfortably better test captain who (alongside Shastri) made India the best test team in the world and developed the best bowling attack in the world. Rohit is a better captain as far as LOIs go.
 
TBH, we cannot compare these 2 guys. Both of them are GOATs in their own game. Rohit for me is a better captain and is not far behind virat when it comes to batting.
 
Kohli as a test captain while Rohit in limited overs.
Pretty much this. Kohli the captain made India a force in test but had very stinky record as far as winning limited over tournaments was considered. It all boiled down to his whimsical selections, bowling changes and sheer bad luck. Rohit on the other hand had the captaincy touch of luck. Winning 5 IPLs is no joke.
 
It’s Kohli all the way.

Rohit can hit big and has that extra gear to tear down attacks. Kohli is like that Toyota Camry. More reliable:
 
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