Virat Kohli is the current captain of the Indian Cricket Team. Virat is unarguably probably the best batsman in the world right now. However, Is he the best captain too? How does he compare to Rohit Sharma in captaincy in T20?
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are the two most senior and star batsmen in the Indian Cricket Team. These two gems are masters of their trade, but there can only be one captain of the Indian Cricket team. India has chosen it to be Virat Kohli. However, some cricket gurus say that Rohit Sharma is even a better captain than Virat. Here is why.
Virat Kohli vs. Rohit Sharma (Head to Head batting comparison)
Virat vs Rohit
Virat Kohli is undoubtedly a better batsman, and the comparison stats clearly show that. Virat has an average of 41.25 in T20Is, whereas Rohit Sharma has an average of 32.05. But when we compare both cricketers as captains, Things Change drastically!
Virat vs Rohit vs Dhoni Captaincy Comparison
If we compare the Indian Captains in T20 format who captained the Men in Blue for ten or more matches, then the count gets down to only three names, Mahindra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma.
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Virat Kohli is a successful captain allround. He has been extremely successful in the T20 format as well. When he became T20I captain, He had to match the record of Mahindra Singh Dhoni, who was not only successful but also won the ICC T20 World Cup for India in 2007.
Virat has achieved a better win percentage for India in T20I than MS Dhoni. However, It is important to mention that MS Dhoni has captained twice as many matches as Virat did, so Virat Kohli still has a long way to match MS Dhoni in terms of matches played.
The Magic of Rohit Sharma
Although Virat and Dhoni, as captains, have more matches to their name than Rohit Sharma, Rohit’s success rate is unparalleled in T20 Cricket. The Hitman has a fantastic win percentage of over 78%, which means that India has won 15 times out of 19 matches under Rohit Captaincy.
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